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Gelatin silver paper flush mounted to 4-ply period board
Museum of Science and Industry accession label, adhered, au mount verso
Printed circa 1930
Horace Gordon Cox (1885-1972) was an accomplished Pictorialist Photographer of his time. His photos were accepted and hung in well-known salons in England, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Canada, United States, India, and Japan. Cox was recognized in England by winning the British Colonial Salon Medal two years running in 1939 and 1940. He was also awarded the Silver Plaque in 1937 from the International Exhibition of Photography in Lucknow, India. The Vancouver Province Newspaper clipping of the time described Cox as “one of Canada’s foremost exponents of the art of the lens, whose work has been highly commended at exhibitions all over the world.” Attaining recognition, Cox continued to expand his endeavours by giving lectures, teaching photography at night and judging salons.
Cox wrote short stories, poetry and spent a large amount of time expanding on Jay Hambidge’s theory of Dynamic Symmetry, unsuccessfully attempting to publish a book on the subject. Even these endeavours took the back seat with respect to his main passion – photography. One of the testimonies to this fact is his legacy of preserved photos, papers and keepsakes recently uncovered after 30 years of storage following his death.
Adapted from: hgcox.ca
This listing is for a vintage print made by the artist. The exceptional and evocative composition reinforces the level of international renown and attention directed towards Howard Gordon Cox, a full-time civil servant whose sophisticated artistic output remains highly prized among collectors of historical photography.