Stephen Cox RA (b. 1946)

Stephen Cox trained at the West of England College of Art, Bristol (1964-65), Loughborough College of Art (1965-1966), and the Central School of Art and Design, London (1966-1968) and has since lectured at colleges throughout the United Kingdom.

He is perhaps best known for his monolithic sculptures and has created site specific pieces in Italy, India and Egypt, drawing on the indigenous materials to create contemporary works that resonate with historical and cultural connotations.

Using traditional techniques, he has carved marble, alabaster and porphyry, and was the first artist to gain access to the Imperial Porphyry Quarries in the Eastern Mountains of Egypt for many centuries.

Awards include: The Arts Council of Great Britain Award (1978, 1980), British Council Bursary (1979,1980), Hakone Open Air Museum Prize (1985), Indian Triennale Gold Medal (1986), Royal Academy Goldhill Sculpture Prize (1988), Capital and Counties Art and Work Award (1991), ACE Award for Art in a Religious Context (2007/8).


Royal Academician


Born: 1946 in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Elected RA: 9 December 2010

Elected Senior RA: 1 October 2022

Gender: Male

Works by Stephen Cox in the RA Collection

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