Tim Cox was born and raised in the farming and ranching community of Duncan, Arizona. In a 1975 high school English class essay he wrote that one of his fondest wishes was to be a member of the Cowboy Artists of America. His wish was granted in 2007. He has served on that Board of Directors and is a past president.
In 2011, he was voted winner of the Readers Choice award for Best Living Western Painter in True West magazine. He also created the cover of the 75th Anniversary edition of Western Horseman. His awards include the 2003 Prix de West Purchase Award and Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award in 2004 and 2007 from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. In 2001, he received the Will Rogers Western Artist Award for Artist of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists and the Olaf Wieghorst Best of Show Award from the Mountain Oyster Club three times. Cox was voted into U.S. Art Magazine’s Print Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2008, Decor Magazine listed him as one of the 14 “Most Enduring and Successful Poster Artists.”
In addition to the National Cowboy Museum, Tim’s work hangs in the permanent collections of the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia, and the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming. While most of his time is consumed by painting, Tim regularly rides and works on various ranches throughout the West. He combines the basic ingredients of color, value, perspective and pleasing design with his desire to be a perfectionist in portraying the real working cowboy. This perfectionism earned Tim the Ayudando Siempre Alli Award from the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association for his contributions to agriculture.
Alisa Ogden, president of the association said, “Along with lifting our spirits, Tim Cox’s special images keep the magic of the cowboy alive for literally tens of thousands of city folks across the nation and around the world.”
Tim is a fourth generation Arizonan, but now resides outside of Bloomfield, New Mexico, where he continues to raise a few cattle and train horses with his daughter, Calla, and wife, Suzie.
CAA Member since 2007