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ID: 500115417
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500115417

 

Record Type: Person
Cozens, Alexander (English painter, teacher, and theorist, 1717-1786)

Note: Cozens' early years were spent in St. Petersburg, where his father, Richard, originally from Deptford, England, was a master shipbuilder to Peter the Great. Alexander was educated in England from 1727. He is known as the first major English artist devoted to landscape, known for his method of using accidental blots to suggest landscape forms; his treatise explaining the method drew on Leonardo da Vinci. Usually monochromatic, his work suggests the power and mystery of nature. Comment on works: Landscapes

Names:
Cozens, Alexander (preferred,V,index)
Alexander Cozens (V,display)
A. Cozens (LU,U)
Cozens (LU,U)
Cozens, Senior (LU,U)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
landscapist
draftsman
author
theorist
teacher

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Russia (Asia) (nation)
Died:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   England (United Kingdom) (country)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
parent of ....  Cozens, John Robert  
................  (English painter, draftsman, and watercolorist, 1752-1797) [500000438]
teacher of ....  Beckford, William, the younger  Cozens was Beckford's drawing master from 1775
..................  (English patron and amateur architect, 1760-1844) [500062078]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Cozens, Alexander (I)

Biographies:
(English painter, teacher, and theorist, 1717-1786) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British painter, 1717-1786) ..... [BHA]
(British, ca.1700-1786) ..... [GRLPSC]
(British painter, ca.1717-1786) ..... [PROV]
(British artist, c.1717-1786) ..... [WCP]
(British artist, circa 1717-1786) ..... [WCI]
(British artist, ca.1717-ca.1786) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(British artist, 1717-1786) ..... [PROV]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
A. Cozens ........ [PROV]
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Alexander Cozens ........ [PROV, VP]
..................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Cozens ........ [PROV]
...............  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Cozens, Alexander ........ [BHA Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
....................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 127
....................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
....................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der K√ľnstler (1980-1986)
....................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Cozens, Senior ........ [PROV]
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRLPA, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Burlington Magazine 127/983 (1985)
....................  Burlington Magazine 127/987 (1985)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n80153768
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n80153768
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 127
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der K√ľnstler (1980-1986)
....................  Waterhouse
....................  Waterhouse, British 18th-Century Painters (1981)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [PROV, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 24 June 2002
.......... Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996)
.......... Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
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