Endless nights of painting until dawn are finally paying off for Tim Cox. He is one of the best known western artists, having been voted into the U. S. Art Magazine’s Print Hall of Fame – 2000. Dozens of his Limited Edition Prints have sold out through the years – some as quickly as 3 weeks.
Sales of his popular calendar line which started in 1986 have exceeded four million to date. One of the best compliments paid to his calendars is that you often see his tear off style calendars complete, late in the year. People will lift off the pages to find the date rather than tear them off!
Tim’s paintings have appeared on over 110 magazine covers through the years, and he has been featured in articles in at least 16 different publications, including Southwest Art, Western Horseman, Art of the West, American Cowboy and Beef.
Tim Cox was born in 1957 in Safford, Arizona and grew up in the small farming and ranching community of Duncan, near the New Mexico state line. When only 5 years old, Tim vowed he “was going to be a cowboy artist” when he grew up. He currently lives in northern New Mexico and is considered one of the great western artists of our time. U.S. Art’s “Gallery owners survey” named Tim one of the top two most popular Western print artists in 1999. U. S. Art Magazine selected Tim to have their honored distinction as a member of the Print Hall of Fame – 2000.
While most of his time is consumed by painting, Tim continues to raise cattle and train his horses. He also finds the time to coach young riders who compete in cutting competitions and other competitive horse events. Tim 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 attention to exactness is appreciated by most ranchers and cowboys as well as the recreation horse owners around the world.
He was awarded the Will Rogers Western Artist of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists and Friends of Western Art’s Artist of the Year for 2001. His paintings are eagerly sought at art shows like the Prix de West Art Show at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City and has been a three time winner of the Olaf Weighorst Best of Show Award at the Mountain Oyster Club Show in Tucson.
In 2003, Tim Cox was honored with one of the most prestigious awards in the world of western art at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, when the National Academy of Western Art chose his painting for the coveted Prix de West Purchase Award which includes a $5,000 cash award plus a gold medal. Cox’s “On to Better Pastures” was the judge’s favorite of the over 300 works of art at the 2003 Prix de West Show which featured the works of ninety two highly acclaimed artists. His painting, Along Eagle Creek‚ was selected as the 2004 winner of the Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award.