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Selected Artworks by Rex Sexton, Available for Purchase

Rex Sexton (1946-2015) was a Surrealist painter, who exhibited in Chicago and Philadelphia.  His award-winning art has been exhibited in museums, televised on PBS, written about in newspapers, reproduced in magazines and included in national and international exhibitions.  His poetry and prose have appeared in cutting-edge literary magazines.  His short story "Holy Night" received an Eric Hoffer award and was published in Best New Writing 2007His poem "The Orchard" received the 2012 Annual Editor-in-Chief Award from Mobius: The Poetry Magazine.  His poem "Ashes of Winter" was runner up for The 2011 Doctor Zylpha Mapp Robinson International Poetry Award.  His poem "Gift Wrapped" was nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize by Kind of a Hurricane Press. His book of artwork, stories and poems "X-Ray Eyes" received acclaim by Chicago Art Magazine: "Sexton's work... brings to mind the flattened forms and spaces and line qualities of Miro ... [and] the bizarre figures and spaces of Chagall.  Bridging reality and fantasy through vaguely chimera-like figures/personified animals, and oddly flat ... pictorial spaces, Sexton's paintings emotionally engage viewers directly with multitudes of figures and multitudes of vivid expressions."  He was married to the neuroscientist Dr. Rochelle S. Cohen.

The full text of his books is available at this website:

Works now in private collections.

Works available for purchase appear below. 

Prices available on request

Contact: Rochelle S. Cohen, (312) 919-8619,

 Bull Fight by Rex Sexton

Bull Fight, 1991. Acrylic on canvas, 36”X48.”

Carnival by Rex Sexton

Carnival, 1990.  Acrylic on canvas, 36”X48.”

Casino by Rex Sexton

Casino, 1998. Acrylic and collage on paper, 19”X21.”

In-Laws by Rex Sexton

In-laws, 1986. Gouache on paper, 30”X20.”

Love Equation by Rex Sexton

Love Equation, 1988. Gouache on paper, 30”X20.”

Meltdown by Rex Sexton

Meltdown, 2001.  Acrylic on paper, 40”X30.”

Music Box by Rex Sexton
Music Box, 1991. Acrylic on canvas, 36”X48.”

Nadya by Rex Sexton

Nadya, 2009. Acrylic on paper, 30”X24.”

Night Without Stars by Rex Sexton

Night Without Stars, 2009. Oil on canvas, 48”X36.”

Penned by Rex Sexton

Penned, 1986.  Gouache on paper, 30”X20.”

Pet Shop by Rex Sexton

Pet Shop, 1991. Acrylic on canvas, 36”X48.”

Queen of Hearts by Rex

Queen of Hearts, 2004.  Acrylic on canvas, 36”X48.”

Swept Away, 1990.  Acrylic on canvas, 36”X48.”

Witch by Rex Sexton

Witch, 2009. Acrylic on paper, 21”X16.”  privacy statement