Raymond James Coxon, British painter, born in 1896, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, studied at The Leek School of Art and Leeds where he became life long best friends with Henry Moore and met his future wife Edna Ginesi.
They all went on to study at Royal College of Art where fellow students included Moore, Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. He also attended Leon Underwood's life drawing classes at Brook Green.
Later visits to Paris with Moore meeting Sir John Rothenstein whilst he taught part time at Richmond School of Art where John Piper was his student.
In 1926 he married fellow artist Edna Ginesi.
In 1927 he founded British Independent Society with Henry Moore and Leon Underwood.
In 1932 Published appreciation of art book and continued to exhibit. In 1940's he was commissioned as a war artist and continued to show with the London Group with exhibitions up to 1985.
Between 1946 and 1949 he taught at the Chelsea school of Art alongside Ceri Richards, Robert Medley and Vivian Pitchforth.
The Stoke on Trent City Museum and Art Gallery now known as The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery held a Retrospective Exhibition 25th April to 1 June 1987 in which the catalogue of the exhibition included an introduction by John Piper.
Raymond Coxon died aged 101 in 1997.
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