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Lovely Artworks By David Cox That Capture the Serenity of Nature

 English painter David Cox (1783 –1859) was renowned for his fresh, lively, paintings capturing the serenity of weather and light in the English and Welsh countryside. 

Born in Birmingham, Cox began work at the age of fifteen when he was apprenticed to a local painter. A few years later, he worked as a scenery painter at Birmingham Theatre Royal and Astley's Theatre. This was when he truly found his calling.

David Cox

David Cox (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

In 1804, Cox went to London and began taking lessons from renowned watercolorist, John Varley (1778-1842). In the years to follow, he worked on many watercolor paintings before experimenting with oil paintings later on in his career. Many of his landscapes in oils found him much appreciation, particularly Rhyl Sands which he painted in 1854, at the age of seventy-one. However, the artist didn’t abandon watercolors and continued to work with them throughout his career.

There was a boldness and freedom in Cox’s landscape artworks that were very rarely found in scenery paintings of his time. His works have inspired generations of landscape and nature artists and will continue to do so for years to come. Let’s take a look at some of David Cox’s most noteworthy paintings.

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1. “Boys Fishing”, 1859

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Fishing
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

2. “A Windy Day”, 1850

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Windy Day
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

3. ”Flying the Kite”, 1820

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Kite
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

4. “Castle In an Autumn Landscape”, 1849

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Castle
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

5. “Windermere During the Regatta”, 1832

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Windermere
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

6. “Fishing Boats At Dover”, 19th century

Landscape Paintings by David Cox,Fishing Boats
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

7. “Breidden Hill In the Welsh Borders”, 1815

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Breidden Hill
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

8. “Fishermen and Their Boats at Millbank On the Thames”, 1852

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Fishermen
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

9. “Stonehenge - A Storm Coming On”, 1825

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Stonehenge
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

10. “Battle Abbey, Sussex”, Undated

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Battle Abbey,
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

11. “Beach Scene – Sunrise”, 1820

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Beach Scene
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

12. “Richmond Bridge”, Unknown date

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, “Richmond Bridge”,
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

13. “A Cottage on a Hillside”, Unknown date

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, A Cottage on a Hillside”
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

14. “Rainbow over the Shrewsbury Battlefield”, 1850

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Rainbow over the Shrewsbury Battlefield
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

15. “The Vale of Clwyd”, 1849

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Vale
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

16. “Rhyl Sands”, (1854 - 1855)

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Rhyl Sands
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

17. “Wind, Rain and Sunshine”, 1845

Landscape Paintings by David Cox, Wind, Rain and Sunshine
Image source: WikiArt
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