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Sophina Coty

 (1914 - 2013)
Sophina Gladys (Cohen) Coty was active/lived in Massachusetts.  Sophina Coty is known for floral still life and portrait painting, printmaking, gallery owning.

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"Sophina Coty, 99; Rockport artist was known for her gallery" by Emma Stickgold, Boston Globe, Obituary, March 11, 2013

Sophina Coty liked to tell visitors to her Rockport art gallery that she had invented purple.

Vivid colors were a key part of her paintings, which she sold in her gallery. Well into her 90s, she continued to paint, sketch, and draw.

“Some people regard maturity as a disease,” she told the Globe in 1989, when she was in her 70s. “Actually, it opens up many vistas. People who have matured can find ways to express their wisdom, kindness, and humility.”

Mrs. Coty, who for more than 30 years operated the Rockport art gallery she had opened with her husband, died of heart failure Feb. 8 in   ...  Displaying 750 of 7707 characters.

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