24 facts about R. Sidney Cocks

By Gwylym Owen

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R. Sidney Cocks (1866 – 1939) was an Australian artiste who painted primarily in watercolour.

Robert Sidney Cocks, commonly known as Sidney, was born in Bathurst on 24 January 1866, the third of eight kids born to William Cocks and his wife Margaretta (nee Hare).

Typically, Cocks painted scenes of the NSW south coast and Blue Mountains and regularly exhibited subsequent to art societies in Australia and New Zealand. Four of his works were fixed for engagement in the 1898 Exhibition of Australian Art in London and in 1916 he held his most wealthy solo exhibition at the Anthony Hordern and Sons Fine Art Gallery in Sydney. He is represented in the gathering of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

He died in Sydney upon 10 August 1939.

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