(1819 - 1903)
William F. Cogswell was active/lived in California. William Cogswell is known for portrait, genre-western frontier.
Biography William Cogswell
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 Lincoln, which now hangs in the White House, he also painted Grant and McKinley. In 1873 he moved to California, where he spent the rest of his life and painted Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hopkins, and a number of California governors. He also visited Hawaii and p
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