(1774 - 1846)
William John Coffee was active/lived in New York / England. William Coffee is known for sculptor, painter-landscape.
Biography William Coffee
English sculptor and painter, William John Coffee was born in England (1774). He began sculpting in terra cotta, from 1795 to 1816 in Derby and London. He exhibited a number of times at the Royal Academy. In 1816 Coffee came to America, settling in New York City for the next decade.
He executed a bust of Hugh Williamson (1816), which is now at the New York Historical Society. In 1817 he exhibited at the American Academy two terra cotta animals, an "Infant Morpheus in Terra Cotta," and several paintings of animals and dead game. He rendered a bust of Thomas Jefferson (April 1818), whom he kept in contact with following the completion of the portrait bust. He also executed busts of his daughter Cornelia Jefferson Randolph and granddau
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