John Da Costa
(1867 - 1931)
John Da Costa was active/lived in New York / England, Scotland. John Da Costa is known for portrait, children's portrait painting.
Biography John Da Costa
According to a New York Herald article on February 27, 1910, "Mr. da Costa is the John S. Sargent of Childhood". Mr. da Costa specialized in painting children's portraits. While he did not paint children exclusively, he has painted more children than anything else and 'this work appeals greatly to him'.
An Englishman from Devonshire, he studied in Paris and exhibited at the Paris Salon. When he returned to England he joined the "Newlyn School" in the Cornish fishing village of that name. He did much painting in Scotland, especially in the summers. He also painted in the United States and did a portrait of the Secretary of the Treasury, Andrew W. Mellon, Cornelia, daughter of George W.
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