The Art of Phyllis Cosh

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Phyllis Evelyn Macdonald Cosh was born in 1902 in Muncie, Indiana and lived in the midwest United States until 1962. Married to Richard A. Cosh, they moved Santa Barbara, California, in 1962. Mrs. Cosh developed an art interest early in life, studying under M. Silverman, student of Ben Shahn. Associated with: Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Adult Education, UCSB Extension, Santa Barbara Artists Workshop, Francis Innes Studio (sculpture), Santa Barbara City College, and Brooks Institute of Fine Arts. She was a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, Goleta Art Association and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Juried shows included the Toledo Museum of Art Tenth Annual Downtown Art Exhibit of the Toledo Artists Club (1959), Santa Barbara Art Association, Goleta Art Association and various others. She had a one-woman show at the Santa Barbara National Bank (1973). Mrs. Cosh died in Santa Barbara in 1977.

Phyllis Cosh in her Santa Barbara studio

Richard Cosh, was born in 1896 in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. After retiring as a vice-president of Owens-Illinois to Santa Barbara, he golfed, tended his garden, and made frames and other supporting structures for his wife's artwork. He died in 1979 in Santa Barbara.

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