Raymond Coxon (1896–1997) ‘Colby Hall’

Oil on Canvas
H 72 x W 92 cm (H 28 3⁄8 x W 36 1⁄4 in)

“Henry Lamb never hung his own work at his home near Salisbury; the two Coxons were the main works in his sitting room. ‘The Centurion’s Servant’, by Spencer, hung in the dining room, and some Henry Moore drawings were less prominent, in a cold passageway at the back of the house.”  Felicia Lamb, 2020

Raymond James Coxon enrolled at the Leeds School of Art, the Royal College of Art, and became a teacher in the Richmond School of Art. The creative work of his long and successful career included landscape and portrait painting, abstract works, creating church murals and serving as a war artist during World War II. In particular he was known for the bold style of his figure and portrait work. After World War Two his paintings became more abstract.