Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin
(1850 - 1930)
Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts. Elizabeth Coffin is known for genre, still life, portrait and marine painting, educator.
Photo Courtesy Nantucket Historical Association #F 6771
Biography Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin
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, the birth place of Elizabeth, and was a strict Quaker.
Elizabeth Coffin never married but had family inheritance that allowed her financial stability including extensive travel. She was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and spent her childhood pr
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