THE work of one of the region's favourite artists will be shown in a new exhibition.

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is showing an extensive collection of paintings by Birmingham-born David Cox.

Mr Cox is considered as one of Britain's best watercolourists as well as a precursor to the impressionist movement.

Emalee Beddoes, curator at the museum said: “Worcester has such an amazing collection of work by David Cox and this exhibition is really a celebration of that collection.

Together with the wonderful Constable and Turner works from the British Museum, we're really bringing world class art to Worcester. "

Born in Deritend in 1783, Mr Cox worked in Birmingham as an apprentice to a miniature painter and as a scene painter in theatres, before turning to watercolour.

He became a teacher, and only had enough prestige to be a full time artist in 1840.

The exhibition is supported by high profile loans of works by Constable and Turner from the British Museum, and explores Mr Cox's influence on British art.

Bringing the exhibition into the 21st century, part of the watercolour gallery will be dedicated to recent graduate work selected for New Art West Midlands 2017.

The exhibition runs from Saturday February 11 until Saturday June 3 2017.

David Cox and his Contemporaries is free to visit and open from Monday to Saturday from 10.30am until 4.30pm.

For more information contact the museum on 01905 25371 or visit