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Elford B. Cox was born in Botha, Alberta in 1914. He died in Toronto in 2003. He received a B. A. in Modern Languages from the University of Toronto in 1938 and taught at Upper Canada College, Toronto before becoming a full-time sculptor in 1950. His memberships included the Ontario Society of Artists, the Sculptors’ Society of Canada and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His works can be viewed across Canada at the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

The work displayed here is composed of metal and glass. Resting on a single support, the delicate sculpture conveys a sense of weightlessness. As Cox explained, “My metal sculpture in the courtyard could be read simply as: ‘The Days of the Year’—some beautiful and full of colour, others quite empty, but all connected.

Days of the Year, 1968 - Elford B. Cox

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Days of the Year, [ca. 1966-68]
Elford B. Cox
bronze and glass
Government of Ontario Art Collection, 619770

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