David Cox was born in the family of a blacksmith. In 1803 he came to London and worked there as an artist in the theatre Philip Astley. In parallel, Cox is studying under the guidance of John Worley watercolor painting. Two years later he entered a student at the Royal Academy of arts, and publishes several of his works on watercolor and landscape painting. Later became a member of the Royal society of watercolor artists. In 1826 Cox commits an educational journey to the Netherlands, Belgium and France. David Cox is among the most significant English landscape painters and is one of the forerunners of the Impressionists.