Alfred Cohen (1920-2001)

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  • signed; titled on a label attached to the reverse
  • oil on board
  • 30.5 by 51 cm.; 12 by 20 in


Alfred Cohen (1920-2001)

Alfred Cohen was an American artist whose art was firmly rooted in the European tradition; he was inspired in particular by the commedia dell'arte; and by the colour and handling of the Post-Impressionists and Expressionists.

Cohen attended the Art Institute of Chicago, but left to enlist in the US Army Air Corps. He served from 1942 to 1945. After the war Cohen returned to the Art Institute. In 1949 he was awarded a fellowship to study in Europe, where he was to spend the rest of his life.

Cohen had nine one-man exhibitions in London. He had two-person exhibitions with Josef Herman, Patrick Hall, and Mary Newcomb and his work was also included in many international mixed exhibitions. In the late 1960s he joined Roland, Browse and Delbanco, in Cork Street.

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