About the Artist
Born Robert Henry Cozad in Cincinnati, Ohio, he 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 artistic
instincts. 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.