George Cooke (painter)
George Cooke (1793–1849) was an itinerant United States painter who specialized in portrait and landscape paintings and was one of the South's best known painters of the mid nineteenth century. His primary patron was the industrialist Daniel Pratt, who built a gallery in Prattville, Alabama solely to house Cooke's paintings.
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... GeorgeCooke's health had never been very good, and in 1849 in New Orleans, he contracted cholera and died rapidly of the illness ... As a result, all of Cookes work housed at the gallery wound up being destroyed or dispersed ...
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