David Cox (29 April 1783 – 7 June 1859) was an English landscape painter, one of the most important members of the Birmingham School of landscape artists and an early precursor of Impressionism. He is considered one of the greatest English landscape painters, and a major figure of the Golden age of English watercolor.
Although most popularly known for his works in watercolor, he also painted over 300 works in oil towards the end of his career, now considered "one of the greatest, but least recognize, achievements of any British painter."
His son, known as David Cox the Younger (1809–1885), was also a successful artist.
David Cox 1783 - 1859
Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA