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 CAA member. His wish was granted in 2007. He served on the CAA Board of Directors as past president and also is the current 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 Western Horseman 75th anniversary edition cover. His awards include the 2003 Prix de West Purchase Award and the 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. Additionally, he has received the Olaf Wieghorst Best of Show Award from the Mountain Oyster Club three times. Tim was voted into U.S. Art Magazine’s Print Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2008, Décor 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, association president, 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, now residing outside
of Bloomfield, New Mexico, where he continues to raise
a few cattle and train horses with his daughter, Calla, and