Cozens, precursor of abstract art

DO YOU KNOW THIS ABSTRACT ART PRECURSOR ALEXANDER COZENS BORN IN SAINT-PETERSBURG IN 1717, DEATH IN LONDON IN 1786. He composes landscapes by invention of spots. “The stain is not a drawing but an assemblage of accidental forms, from which one can make a drawing. ” He was influenced by the ideas of Leonardo da Vinci who recommends that artists seek inspiration from stains on old walls.