Cassius “Cash” Coolidge

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Cassius Marcellus Coolidge – inventor, writer, painter and artist extraordinaire – 1844 – 1934

He was born and lived in Antwerp and Philadelphia New York, then traveled and moved to Rochester, NY and then studied in NYC and moved to Brooklyn, eventually settling on Staten Island in his later years.

His biography is available here – Cassius “Cash” Coolidge from Dogs Playing Poker by Joseph Richey.

and here:
Cassius “Cash” Coolidge – Artist’s Fame is Fleeting, But Dog Poker is Forever – excellent reference and biography on the artist by Dan Barry, New York Times, June 14, 2002.

Self Portrait made for the Bank of Antwerp which he founded. Now in the library Antwerp, NY

Cassius Cash Coolidge self portrait 1888, Antwerp NY

Cassius Cash Coolidge self portrait 1888, Antwerp NY

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