biographie de John Stevens COGDELL (1778-1847)

Birth place: South Carolina

Death place: Charleston, SC

Addresses: Charleston, SC

Profession: Amateur sculptor and painter

Exhibited: NAD; PAFA; Artists' Fund Society; Boston Athenaeum; American Academy.

Member: NAD (Honorary Member)

Comments: A lawyer by profession, Cogdell took up painting after a visit to Italy in 1800. About 1825 he began modelling in clay and he later worked in plaster and marble. In his later years Cogdell held a number of public offices in Charleston (S.C.) and served as a bank president.

Sources: G&W; DAB; Rutledge, Cogdell and Mills, Charleston Sculptors," with check list of his work; Rutledge, Artists in the Life of Charleston; Cowdrey, NAD; Cowdrey, AA & AAU; Rutledge, PA; Swan, BA."

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