(1812 - 1898)
William Henry Coffin was active/lived in Massachusetts. William Coffin is known for ship painter, marine.
Biography William Coffin
William Henry Coffin was probably the son of William Coffin, Jr. who
advertised art instruction in the Nantucker Inquirer
(1824-1828). He lived on Nantucket Island until c. 1863 and
maintained ties with the Island through later life. No record has
been found of his death.
Dorothy Brewington in her Dictionary of Marine Artists says that
he was active until 1898. He was primarily a marine painter,
though he may have painted other subjects as well. The
Smithsonian Institution Reaserch Information Service (SIRIS) presently
lists 15 marine paintings by him.
Two early works, View of the Brig Ceylon Wrecked on Nantucket (1839) and The USS
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