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Jerome Lee Cox Edit Profile

educator , sculptor

Jerome Lee Cox, American sculptor, educator. Certified teacher, supervisor K-14, Illinois. Recipient 1st prize figure modeling contest Washington University, St. Louis, 1966. Member International Sculpture Center, National Wood Carvers Association, Sculptor's Society Ireland, Sigma Delta Pi.

Background

Cox, Jerome Lee was born on July 8, 1938 in Minneapolis. Son of Franklin Bell and Victoria Mary (Blasiak) Cox.

Education

Bachelor summa cum laude, St. Mary's College, Winona, Minnesota, 1960. Master of Science in Art Education, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1968. Master of Arts in School Administration, De Paul University, 1969.

Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Villa Schifanoia, Florence, Italy, 1972.

Career

Teacher, De La Salle Institute, Chicago, 1960-1965, 66-70;administrator, De La Salle Institute, Chicago, 1967-1969;sculptor, jeweler, Minneapolis, Florence, since 1972;artist-educator, Work-Study Program, Florence, since 1973;instructor European Studies program, St. Mary's College of Winona, Minnesota, Florence, 1986-1989;director, Lasallian International Center Art and Culture, Florence, since 1990. Consultant art department Lewis U., Romeoville, Illinois, 1974-1975. Teacher wood sculpture Maryknoll Indian Mission, Barillas, Guatemala, summers 1964, 65,67.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, supervisor K-14, Illinois.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Major sculptures commissioned for Mausoleum at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1976, St. Thomas More Church, Elgin, Illinois, 1978, Holy Annunciation Church, Florence, 1978, St. Joseph's Church, County Cavan, Ireland, 1983, La Salle Military Academy, Oakdale, Long Island, New York, 1984, St. Mary's Church, Kingscourt, Ireland, 1985, Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, Rome, 1985, Oblates of Jesus Christ Priest, Mexico City, 1985, St. Mary's College, Winona, 1987, Cathedral Carmel Sch. Lafayette, Louisiana, 1993, St. Margaret Mercy Hospital, Dyer, Indiana, 1993. Represented in numerous private public collections, including Vatican Museum Modern Art, Rome, Bellini Collection, Florence, Gonzalez Collection, Mexico City, St. Thomas More Church, Elgin, Holy Family Church, Rockford, Illinois, All Saints Cemetery Mausoleum, Des Plaines, St. Joseph's Church, County Cavan, Don Angelo Vivian Collection, San Miniato, Italy, Leo Tibesar Collection, Minneapolis, Veronica Tan Collection, Singapore, others.

      Numerous one-man and group exhibitions since 1963, including Strozzi Palace, Florence, Diocesan Seminary, Fiesole, Italy, Bellini "Idea" Gallery, Florence, Gelli Gallery, Prato, Italy, Santissima Annunziata, Florence, Jack Hunt Gallery, Minneapolis, Irish Export Board, Chicago Merchandise Mart, American Consulate, Florence, Lutheran Brotherhood, Minneapolis, International Invitational Exhibition, Minneapolis, Genesis Gallery, Chicago, Jim Eriksson Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Custom Design Jewelry, Monroe, Wisconsin, others. Sculpture over 160 sculptures, jeweler over 1280 designs for pendants, rings, chains, letters openers, chalices, etc, since 1972.

Membership

Member International Sculpture Center, National Wood Carvers Association, Sculptor's Society Ireland, Sigma Delta Pi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, travel, theology, philosophy, home and car repair, choral music.

Connections

father:
Franklin Bell Cox

mother:
Victoria Mary (Blasiak) Cox