Charles Codman

Charles Codman (1800 – September 11, 1842) was an American painter. A indigenous of Portland, Maine, he was known for his landscape and marine paintings.

Codman was apprenticed to the ornamental painter John Ritto Penniman, where he began as a decorative painter similar to no formal training. He is classified as a limner. He eventually produced more epoch works of romanticized landscape views. One of his more important commissions was to paint five fireboards (decorative panels placed more than hearths during the summertime) in the landscape style for the Portland mansion of shipbuilder James Deering. He afterward filled commissions for both portraiture and decorative arts.

In 1827 Codman established the first informed criticism of his produce a result by eccentric and influential writer and critic John Neal. As his greatest promoter, and through his connections, Neal was likely most blamed for Codman becoming as established, patronized painter.

Codman died on September 11, 1842, in Portland, Maine. He is buried in Eastern Cemetery.

Today, Codman's bill can be found in various museums and institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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