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Columbus Knox

(1923 -  1999 )
KNOX COLUMBUS Street Girl

Swann Galleries
Oct 5, 2017
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Extracted between 6 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Columbus Knox - Crap Shot

Columbus Knox - Crap Shot

Original 1997
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Lot number: 142
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Sale 2472 Lot 142 COLUMBUS KNOX (1923 - 1999) Crap Shot. Acrylic on linen canvas, 1997. 864x610 mm; 34x24 inches. Signed and dated "11'97" in acrylic, lower left. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, California. Columbus Knox's work has been included in exhibitions at the Woodmere Art Museum, African-American Museum of Philadelphia, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the University of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Through his affiliation with the Minority Resource Arts Council and as the former art director for The West Philadelphia Art Alliance's Celebrating Art, Knox provided inspiration for young emerging artists and for people who may have had limited exposure to art galleries and museums.
Columbus Knox - Street Girl

Columbus Knox - Street Girl

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Lot number: 84
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Sale 2456 Lot 84 COLUMBUS KNOX (1923 - 1999) Street Girl. Acrylic on linen canvas, circa 1989. 1497x943 mm; 59x37 1/8 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower right. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Philadelphia. Columbus Knox's work has been included in exhibitions at the Woodmere Art Museum, African-American Museum of Philadelphia, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the University of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Through his affiliation with the Minority Resource Arts Council and as the former art director for The West Philadelphia Art Alliance's Celebrating Art, Knox provided inspiration for young emerging artists and for people who may have had limited exposure to art galleries and museums. Knox worked as an art director for the Philadelphia based U.S. Naval Supply Depot, and was a graphic designer and illustrator for other government agencies. In the 1980s, he retired as a visual media specialist for the Federal Office of Mining and Safety.
Columbus Knox - Sugar Cane

Columbus Knox - Sugar Cane

Original 1998
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Lot number: 174
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Sale 2442 Lot 174 COLUMBUS KNOX (1923 - 1999) Sugar Cane. Acrylic on linen canvas, 1998. 610x508 mm; 24x20 inches. Signed and dated in acrylic, lower left. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Philadelphia. A native Philadelphian, Columbus Knox's talent was recognized early by both his teachers and his older brother who was also an artist. Knox took art classes at St. Simon's Church and received a community scholarship from Central High School to attend the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Arts (now the University of the Arts in Philadelphia). After a tour of duty in World War II, he finished his studies, working with such professors such as Albert Gold, John Lear, Henry C. Pitz and Kirk Merrick. Columbus Knox's painting Project Blues is in the permanent collection of the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Woodmere Art Museum, African-American Museum of Philadelphia, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the University of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Through his affiliation with the Minority Resource Arts Council and as the former art director for The West Philadelphia Art Alliance's Celebrating Art, Knox provided inspiration for young emerging artists and for people who may have had limited exposure to art galleries and museums. Knox worked as an art director for the Philadelphia based U.S. Naval Supply Depot, and was a graphic designer and illustrator for other government agencies. In the 1980s, he retired as a visual media specialist for the Federal Office of Mining and Safety
Columbus Knox - Engagement

Columbus Knox - Engagement

Original 1989
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Lot number: 148
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Sale 2424 Lot 148 COLUMBUS KNOX (1923 - 1999) Engagement. Acrylic on cotton canvas, 1989. 1067x635 mm; 42x25 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower left. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Philadelphia. Columbus Knox was a Philadelphia-based artist who earned a scholarship to the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. However, his studies were interrupted when he was enlisted in the military during WWII. He became a painter and frequently exhibited at the annual Rittenhouse show while working as an art director in various government agencies. Knox's work has also been exhibited at the African American Museum, Philadelphia, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Federal Reserve
Columbus Knox - The Old Violinist

Columbus Knox - The Old Violinist

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Lot number: 156
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Columbus Knox (American, 1923-1999), "The Old Violinist", watercolor on paper depicting seated white-haired man in glasses, green shirt, and black vest holding violin and bow in resting position and looking directly at viewer, signed "C.P. Knox" LR, pencil mark across figure's nose and left eye glass, white scuff mark UL, possible in-painting to scratch CL, minor loss to "C" and "P" of signature, unframed, ss: 23 1/4" h. x 17 1/4" w.
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