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 Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin  (1850 - 1930)

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Lived/Active: New York/Massachusetts      Known for: genre, still life, portrait and marine painting, educator

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BIOGRAPHY for Elizabeth Coffin
1850 (Brooklyn, New York)
1930 (Nantucket, Massachusetts)

New York/Massachusetts

Photo Courtesy Nantucket Historical Association #F 6771

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genre, still life, portrait and marine painting, educator

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A talented pupil of Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Elizabeth Coffin painted in the American Realist style and was especially known for her scenes of life on Nantucket Island. She was descended from Tristram and Dionis Stevens Coffin who, arriving in 1660, were among the first English settlers on Nantucket. Her father, Andrew Gardner Coffin, was born on the Island and made substantial money in the whaling industry. Her mother, Elizabeth Sherwood, was a native of Brooklyn, (showing 500 of 6739 characters).

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