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 William F. Cogswell  (1819 - 1903)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: portrait, genre-western frontier

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Self-taught portrait and genre painter, William F. Cogswell taught himself portrait painting in the 1830's while working in a color factory in Buffalo, New York. He worked as a professional artist in New York City during the 1840's. In 1849 he went to California, but he soon returned to New York City.

Over the next twenty-five years he worked in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville (KY), St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.. His best-known work was the portrait of Linc (showing 500 of 2455 characters).

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