This following biography was researched, compiled, and written by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director, Southold Historical Society, Southold, NY.
MAXIMILIEN (COHEN) COLIN (October 24, 1862 - June 22, 1894)
Painter and illustrator. Maximilien Colin was born "Maximilien Cohen" in Bromberg, Prussia, the son of Henrietta (b. 1830) and Morris Cohen (1838-1893). He emigrated with his parents to New York City in 1869 aboard a steam ship from Bremen, Germany.
His father was a school teacher. Maximilien lived with his parents and siblings (Lester, Louis, & Dora) on West 39th Street in New York City in 1880. By the age of 17 (1879) he was already a well know artist, particularly for his work
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