The Art of Renowned Painter Max Arthur Cohn

One Week Only Show

Our exhibit ended Saturday, November 10 with Kasey Child leading a discussion about the collection of unframed works of art by Max Arthur Cohn.

3:00 p.m., this Saturday, November 10
 

Kasey Child shares a review of Max Arthur Cohn’s art and life (1903-1998). Learn how his changing styles and mediums run parallel to the aesthetics of the entire 20th century.

Includes a question and answer session.

Now through this Saturday, November 10

 

Here At Page Waterman, Gallery & Framing

592A Washington St., Wellesley Square
 

See an outstanding collection of his finest remaining paintings.

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The art of Max Arthur Cohn at Page Waterman Gallery in Wellesley Square, Massachusetts

Two Figures. Gouache/watercolor. 26″ x 19″

Max Arthur Cohn was a prolific artist in the 20th century. Born in England in 1903, his parents emigrated to the United States in 1905. Max spent the majority of his life living in New York City, from at least 1925 until his death in 1998.

Throughout his life, he painted thousands of works of art.

His style fluctuated and evolved as he spanned many media, from printmaking with silkscreen and serigraphy, to gouache, watercolor and oil paintings. Much of his early work is documented crucial periods of American History. Painting in oil, he illustrated the shallows of the Great Depression and documented the proliferation of industry leading up to America’s presence in WWII.

In 1934, as part of the New Deal, he was selected as one of the artists for the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) and from 1936-1939 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Easel Project.

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The art of Max Arthur Cohn at Page Waterman Gallery in Wellesley Square, Massachusetts

Reclining Figure. Gouache/watercolor. 10″ x 13″

The art of Max Arthur Cohn at Page Waterman Gallery in Wellesley Square, Massachusetts

Musicians. Gouache/watercolor. 10″ x 13″

Cohn studied at the Art Students League of New York from 1925-1927 and the Académie Colarossi in Paris, France in 1927. He co-wrote the 1942 book, Silk Screen Stenciling as Fine Art. He was a founding member of the National Serigraph Society. He ran Graphic Art Studios in New York City, where he produced commercial silk screen. He is best known for his early career and more representational work, but as he developed a modern style later in his career, his abstractions of people, landscape and cityscapes are among the best works of cubism created in the 20th century.

The art of Max Arthur Cohn at Page Waterman Gallery in Wellesley Square, Massachusetts

Woman Reading. Gouache/watercolor. 16″ x 12″

The art of Max Arthur Cohn at Page Waterman Gallery in Wellesley Square, Massachusetts

Two Women. Gouache/watercolor. 16″ x 12″

His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, New York Public Library, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Art Institute of Chicago, Newark Public Library, Fogg Art Museum Harvard, Albany Institute of History and Art, Howard University, Milwaukee Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Denver Museum, Dallas Museum, British Museum London, Sydney Australia Museum, Tel Aviv Museum and many more prestigious institutions.

The art of Max Arthur Cohn at Page Waterman Gallery in Wellesley Square, Massachusetts

Three Figures. Oil on canvas. 32″ x 24″

The art of Max Arthur Cohn at Page Waterman Gallery in Wellesley Square, Massachusetts

Four Seated Women. Gouache/watercolor. 9″ x 12″