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Alexander Cozens

English painter, teacher, and theorist

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
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.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115417.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Alexander Cozens:

Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
Alexander Cozens A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscapes, 1785 Lift-ground aquatint and engraving on paper
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