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Welcome to the World of Philip Cox - Creator of Paper People

A self portrait


Philip's Interest in art began at an early age and he spent much of his time drawing and modelling figures. This experience developed into a love for creating sculpture out of paper, his preferred medium. This natural material was not only easy to manipulate but also an inexpensive alternative to traditional, sculptural supplies.

He received no formal training as an artist, but was hired as a freelance painter and carver. A firm believer in "having a go", he exhibited at the Nottingham Midland Group Arts Centre in 1986. This pivotal exhibition launched his new career as a professional sculptor.

Since 1985, several major solo exhibitions of his unique paper figures have been touring the U.K. His collection includes: Paper People, People in Place, My Best Friend?, Strangely Familiar and a series of life-sized cardboard animals called Wildlife in Danger. During the early 1990s he contributed to the Recycled Art Exhibition in Paris, France.

Philip has been commissioned by International paper manufacturers to create artwork utilizing their materials. In addition, he has produced window displays for the prestigious department store, Harvey Nichols, in London. His largest commission to date was constructing 60 figures for the Nottingham-based visitor attraction, The Tales of Robin Hood. Philip has appeared on numerous television programs with his work, and a portion of his art belongs to permanent museum and art collections in the UK. He has also taken on the role of "artist-in-residence", working with adults and children in a variety of educational settings.

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