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A marine painter and illustrator for Harpers Weekly and other magazines, Frederic Cozzens was a resident of Livingston, Staten Island.  From 1864 to 1867, he studied at the Rensselaer Polytech Institute but did not complete the degree.

He exhibited with the Boston Art Club, the Mystic Seaport Association, and the Brooklyn Art Association.

His best-known works are a series of chromolithographs of his watercolors that were reproduced as a portfolio for J.D.J. Kelley's American Yachts: Their Clubs and Races. He also illustrated books on yachting.  After 1899, he spent most of his time on private watercolor commissions, primarily marine subjects.

Source: Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk


Frederic Schiller Cozzens

American 1846-1928