Arthur Cohen (1928 - 2012)
Oil on canvas
10 x 12 inches
Signed, dated and inscribed in pencil on the verso: July 16, ‘69 / Arthur Cohen
East End Gallery, Commercial Street, Provincetown (label verso)
Arthur Cohen, born and raised in New York City, studied at both Cooper Union and the Art Students League. He is nationally known as a painter and master printmaker. He remained in New York City his entire life with the exception of summer’s spent in Provincetown. Considering himself an outsider to New York’s 50’s and 60’s art scene, Cohen painted to please himself.
He painted what he loved the most, countless views Provincetown Harbor, MacMillain and Fisherman's Wharf in ever changing light, East End view’s of the first house on Commercial Street, and fishing boats. He also painted many beautiful interior scenes with his wife Elizabeth playing piano.
Included among the grants and awards he has received, are a Guggenheim in 1981, Pollock Krasner Award in 1986, 1993 and 2010; Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Award in 1987. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1984, earning an award by the National Academy in 1993 and 2001.
Arthur's paintings appear in major museums across the country. They include the; the Hirschorn Museum in Washington, DC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York, the Provincetown Art Association and the Cape Cod Museum.