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David Cox and his Contemporaries

A David Cox watercolour showing a man on horseback at a crossroads

David Cox, the Crossroad, 1847. Copyright Worcester City Collection.

  • Date: 11th February 2017 - 03rd June 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Free

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of David Cox and his contemporaries Turner and Constable in an exhibition exploring Cox's position in the great age of British watercolour painting.

Discover the vibrant art scene of the West Midlands during the nineteenth century through the work of Birmingham born David Cox.

Renowned for his landscape paintings, this exhibition explores the artists that influenced Cox, as well as the influence that his own work and writing had on watercolour painting, landscape art and the vibrant artistic communities of the Midlands. Bringing together Worcester's amazing collection of paintings by Cox with works high profile loans by Turner and Constable from the British Museum, this exhibition uses rarely displayed artworks to explore Cox's place as a world class artist.

Taking the story of making and collecting art into the 21st century, the exhibition will also host work by recent graduates as part of New Art West Midlands 2017, accompanied by a selection of works from the Worcester City collection acquired through the Contemporary Art Society.

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