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.
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
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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