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Robert (Henry Cozad) Henri

 (1865 - 1929)
Robert (Henry Cozad) Henri was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio.  Robert Henri is known for portrait and social realist genre painting, teaching.

Robert (Henry Cozad) Henri

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Born Robert Henry Cozad in Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert Henri became one of the leading personalities in American art, known for his teaching skills, ethnic portraits, especially spirited children, and insistence that artists should adhere to social realism and give rein to their own artistic instincts.

During his growing up years, he lived between Cincinnati and Cozad, Nebraska, founded by his father John Jackson Cozad, a gambler and real estate promoter.  When Robert was about 10 years old, his family moved to Cozad in Dawson County.  Tension existed between John Cozad and the established ranchers who resented development, and a rancher attacked Cozad, who in self defense shot the man to death.

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About  Robert (Henry Cozad) Henri

Born:  1865 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Died:   1929 - New York City
Known for:  portrait and social realist genre painting, teaching