Elijah Albert Cox (1876–1955)
Pageant of London (1926)
Cox was born in Islington and studied at Whitechapel People’s Palace and then the London College of Printing. Having worked as an assistant to Frank Brangwyn, and as a designer for a manufacturing chemist, he became a mural and poster designer. Elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1915, commissions came from London Underground, the Empire Marketing Board and others. He also illustrated books – mostly historical and heroic adventures.