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    TIM COX (American, b. 1957)
    Pardners, 1981
    Oil on masonite
    30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: A.T. Cox 81 / ©

    Tim Cox has been painting cowboys and horses for as long as he can remember. His paintings are rooted in his personal experiences, and the people he portrays are people that he knows and with which he often has worked. Like Charles M. Russell before him, Cox draws upon his own life to present his images of the contemporary West. He is very particular about portraying his subjects in realistic detail and also at capturing their individual personalities. He has said that he wants to differentiate between each cowboy he paints because each is unique. He also wants to convey the deep affection they have for their work and the animals they care for.

    Cox has received numerous awards for his work, including the purchase prize at the Prix De West exhibition at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. He is one of the newest members of the Cowboy Artists of America, having joined that group in 2008.

    Pardners illustrates all of Cox's talents and artistic interests. The subject is the unique bond between a modern cowboy and two of his closest companions, his horse and his dog. In this brilliantly lit scene, Cox effectively uses light and shadow to frame his three subjects in a quiet moment of solitude. As the title implies, the cowboy, the dog, and the horse all work in tandem; each has a role to play in the day's work, and each depends on the other to complete those daily tasks. They truly are partners, and the affection they share is palpable in this presentation.

    Condition Report*: Good condition.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    16th Wednesday
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