Garstin Cox, a Cornish Prodigy...
Posted by      21/05/2021
Garstin Cox, a Cornish Prodigy...

Garstin Cox (1892-1933)

The son of the amateur artist William Cock (also Cox), Garstin Cox began his studies at Camborne Art School, then briefly studied with Stanhope Forbes and in St Ives with John Noble Barlow. It was while he was touring with Barlow in 1910 that his father was able to secure a studio in St Ives on St Andrews Street, for them both to use on painting trips to the town from their home in Camborne. They called it the Beach Studio, and added to it the following year by taking a lease on the 'Ocean Wave Studio' next door at No. 6. His first painting at the RA was The Coming of Spring in 1912 (at the early age of 19), and he also exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy and Guildhall, London. Later he worked from the Atlantic Studio, the Lizard (1930). Golden Autumn (1914), an oil on canvas, is part of the fine art collection of the RCM, Truro. He died of bronchial pnuemonia and influenza in the 1933 epidemic.

Pictured: On The Lizard by Garstin Cox, one of the artist's favourite haunts and the location of his Atlantic Studio.

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