(1808 - 1892)
Nelson Cook was active/lived in New York, Ontario / Canada. Nelson Cook is known for female portrait painting.
Biography Nelson Cook
The following, used with permission given by Bruce G. Miller, is from the website:
b. 8 October 1808, Malta, Saratoga County, New York
d. 28 July 1892, Saratoga Springs, New York
Nelson Cook (rarely, Cooke) was the son of furniture-maker Joseph Cook, b. Wallingford, CT, and Mary Ann Tolman (Tallman?), b. Guilford, MA; the parents moved to the Ballston Spa/Malta area of Saratoga County around 1800 from Wallingford. Nelson was one of nine children, including inventor and reforming prison warden Ransom (1794-1881). Correspondence between Nelson and the better-known Ransom provide a great deal of the information we have about the painter, who may have developed his interest and
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