Works in the Collection
Columbus Knox was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1923, enrolling in the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art in the early 1940s. Upon completion of his degree, he served in the United States Army during World War II. After the war, Knox became an illustrator for newspapers, publishers, and advertisers and a painter of portraits and murals. Many of his works have been exhibited at the University of Pennsylvania, the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Civic Center Museum in Philadelphia and can be found in the private collections of Lewis Tanner Moore and Bill and Camille Cosby. Columbus Knox died in 1999.