Max Arthur Cohn

Max Arthur Cohn was born in 1903 in England.  At the age of two his family emigrated to the United States.  Cohn spent the majority of his life living in New York City, until his death in 1998.   He studied at the Art Students League of New York from 1925-1927 and at the Académie Colarossi in Paris France in 1927.  Max was a prolific artist in a multitude of media and style.  He was a founding member of the National Serigraph Society, he co-wrote the book Silk Screen Stenciling as Fine Art in 1942.  During the Great Depression, he was one of the artists selected for the PWAP (Public Works Art Project) and the WPA's Easel Project. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Artist, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, New York Public Library and many more prestigious collections.  

Two Figures  1958-G13 by Max Arthur Cohn 1958 Gouache on Paper 18" x 24"  

Two Figures  1958-G13
by Max Arthur Cohn
1958
Gouache on Paper
18" x 24"

 

Reclining Figure  1965-G36 by Max Arthur Cohn Gouache 8" x 11" 1965

Reclining Figure  1965-G36
by Max Arthur Cohn
Gouache
8" x 11"
1965

Three Figures  200-1972 by Max Arthur Cohn OIl on Canvas 1972 28" x 38"

Three Figures  200-1972
by Max Arthur Cohn
OIl on Canvas
1972
28" x 38"

Three Women  1960-G12 by Max Arthur Cohn 1960 19" x 24" Gouache on Paper

Three Women  1960-G12
by Max Arthur Cohn
1960
19" x 24"
Gouache on Paper

McGraw Hill Building N.Y.  1978-G1 by Max Arthur Cohn 11" x 13.75" Gouache on Paper 1978 New York City

McGraw Hill Building N.Y.  1978-G1
by Max Arthur Cohn
11" x 13.75"
Gouache on Paper
1978 New York City

City Abstract  1950-6 by Max Arthur Cohn Watercolor on Paper 13" x 16" 1950 New York City  

City Abstract  1950-6
by Max Arthur Cohn
Watercolor on Paper
13" x 16"
1950 New York City
 

Cityscape  1992-G4 by Max Arthur Cohn Gouache on Paper 1992 New York City 12" x 16"

Cityscape  1992-G4
by Max Arthur Cohn
Gouache on Paper
1992 New York City
12" x 16"

8th Ave at 25th St    nd-40's by Max Arthur Cohn Watercolor on Paper 16" x 20" 1940's New York City

8th Ave at 25th St    nd-40's
by Max Arthur Cohn
Watercolor on Paper
16" x 20"
1940's New York City

1925-6 Construction by Max Arthur Cohn 1925 13" x 19"  watercolor  

1925-6 Construction
by Max Arthur Cohn
1925
13" x 19" 
watercolor
 

Abstract NY  1968-G3 by Max Arthur Cohn 14" x 21" 1968 New York City Gouache on Paper

Abstract NY  1968-G3
by Max Arthur Cohn
14" x 21"
1968 New York City
Gouache on Paper

Landscape with Sailboat  1960-G4 by Max Arthur Cohn 15" x 19" Gouache on paper 1958

Landscape with Sailboat  1960-G4
by Max Arthur Cohn
15" x 19"
Gouache on paper
1958

Provincetown  1961-13 by Max Arthur Cohn 18" x 24" Watercolor on paper 1961  Cape Cod - Provincetown, MA

Provincetown  1961-13
by Max Arthur Cohn
18" x 24"
Watercolor on paper
1961  Cape Cod - Provincetown, MA

Haiti  1958-2 by Max Arthur Cohn 18" x 23" Watercolor and Gouache on paper 1958

Haiti  1958-2
by Max Arthur Cohn
18" x 23"
Watercolor and Gouache on paper
1958

Musicians  1979-G1 by Max Arthur Cohn 9" x 12" Gouache on Paper 1979

Musicians  1979-G1
by Max Arthur Cohn
9" x 12"
Gouache on Paper
1979

Quartet  1963-G12 by Max Arthur Cohn 19" x 23" Gouache on Paper 1963

Quartet  1963-G12
by Max Arthur Cohn
19" x 23"
Gouache on Paper
1963

Seated Woman  1970-G4 by Max Arthur Cohn 20" x 26" Gouache on Paper 1970

Seated Woman  1970-G4
by Max Arthur Cohn
20" x 26"
Gouache on Paper
1970

Instruments  nd-G22 by Max Arthur Cohn 11" x 14" Gouache on Paper not dated

Instruments  nd-G22
by Max Arthur Cohn
11" x 14"
Gouache on Paper
not dated

Abstract Figure  1978-G14 by Max Arthur Cohn 9" x 11.5" Gouache on Paper 1978

Abstract Figure  1978-G14
by Max Arthur Cohn
9" x 11.5"
Gouache on Paper
1978

377-1959 by Max Arthur Cohn 22" x 28" Oil on Board 1959

377-1959
by Max Arthur Cohn
22" x 28"
Oil on Board
1959

Three Figures  151-1970 by Max Arthur Cohn 16" x 20" Oil on Canvas 1970

Three Figures  151-1970
by Max Arthur Cohn
16" x 20"
Oil on Canvas
1970

Two Figures 220-1969 by Max Arthur Cohn Oil on Canvas 20" x 34" 1969

Two Figures 220-1969
by Max Arthur Cohn
Oil on Canvas
20" x 34"
1969

Seated Figure  499-1973 by Max Arthur Cohn 24" x 30" Oil on Canvas 1973

Seated Figure  499-1973
by Max Arthur Cohn
24" x 30"
Oil on Canvas
1973

Abstract Figures  616-1976 by Max Arthur Cohn 24" x 32" Oil on Canvas 1976

Abstract Figures  616-1976
by Max Arthur Cohn
24" x 32"
Oil on Canvas
1976

Two Abstract Figures  636-1976 by Max Arthur Cohn 28" x 38"" Oil on Canvas 1976

Two Abstract Figures  636-1976
by Max Arthur Cohn
28" x 38""
Oil on Canvas
1976

Untitled  658-1976 by Max Arthur Cohn 12" x 16" Oil on Canvas 1976

Untitled  658-1976
by Max Arthur Cohn
12" x 16"
Oil on Canvas
1976

Abstract Figure  1975-G2 by Max Arthur Cohn 11" x 15" Gouache on Paper 1975

Abstract Figure  1975-G2
by Max Arthur Cohn
11" x 15"
Gouache on Paper
1975

Abstract Figures  673-1977 by Max Arthur Cohn 24" x 30" Oil on Canvas 1977

Abstract Figures  673-1977
by Max Arthur Cohn
24" x 30"
Oil on Canvas
1977

Abstract Figures  688-1977 by Max Arthur Cohn 24" x 30" Oil on Canvas 1977

Abstract Figures  688-1977
by Max Arthur Cohn
24" x 30"
Oil on Canvas
1977

Two Seated Figures  716-1978 by Max Arthur Cohn 24" x 32" Oil on Canvas 1978

Two Seated Figures  716-1978
by Max Arthur Cohn
24" x 32"
Oil on Canvas
1978

Abstraction  1018-1985 by Max Arthur Cohn 24" x 30" Oil on Canvas 1985

Abstraction  1018-1985
by Max Arthur Cohn
24" x 30"
Oil on Canvas
1985

Abstract Figures  1994-G37 by Max Arthur Cohn 8" x 11" Gouache on Paper 1994  

Abstract Figures  1994-G37
by Max Arthur Cohn
8" x 11"
Gouache on Paper
1994

 

Reclining Woman  1974-G53 by Max Arthur Cohn 9" x 12" Gouache on Paper 1974

Reclining Woman  1974-G53
by Max Arthur Cohn
9" x 12"
Gouache on Paper
1974

Abstract Figures  nd-G13 by Max Arthur Cohn 9" x 12" Gouache on Paper not dated

Abstract Figures  nd-G13
by Max Arthur Cohn
9" x 12"
Gouache on Paper
not dated

Two Figures  1959-G11 by Max Arthur Cohn 1959 Gouache on Paper 19" x 26"

Two Figures  1959-G11
by Max Arthur Cohn
1959
Gouache on Paper
19" x 26"

Reclining Nude  1968-G8 by Max Arthur Cohn 8" x 11" Gouache on Paper 1968

Reclining Nude  1968-G8
by Max Arthur Cohn
8" x 11"
Gouache on Paper
1968

Rooftops  1948-13 by Max Arthur Cohn Watercolor on Paper 18" x 23" 1948 New York City  

Rooftops  1948-13
by Max Arthur Cohn
Watercolor on Paper
18" x 23"
1948 New York City
 

Abstract Buildings  1948-11 by Max Arthur Cohn Watercolor on Paper 1948 New York City 18" x 24"

Abstract Buildings  1948-11
by Max Arthur Cohn
Watercolor on Paper
1948 New York City
18" x 24"

Abstract Cityscape  1964-G1 by Max Arthur Cohn 13" x 17" Gouache on Paper 1964  New York City

Abstract Cityscape  1964-G1
by Max Arthur Cohn
13" x 17"
Gouache on Paper
1964  New York City

NY Landscape  1973-G1 by Max Arthur Cohn 13" x 19" Gouache on Paper 1973  New York City

NY Landscape  1973-G1
by Max Arthur Cohn
13" x 19"
Gouache on Paper
1973  New York City

NY Buildings 1964-G4 by Max Arthur Cohn 1964 New York 12" x 16" Gouache on Paper  

NY Buildings 1964-G4
by Max Arthur Cohn
1964 New York
12" x 16"
Gouache on Paper
 

New York  1973-G26 by Max Arthur Cohn 13" x 19" Gouache on Paper 1973  New York City

New York  1973-G26
by Max Arthur Cohn
13" x 19"
Gouache on Paper
1973  New York City

Sailboat  1960-G3 by Max Arthur Cohn 19" x 15" Gouache 1960

Sailboat  1960-G3
by Max Arthur Cohn
19" x 15"
Gouache
1960

Provincetown  1961-7 by Max Arthur Cohn 17" x 22" Watercolor on paper 1961  Cape Cod - Provincetown, MA  

Provincetown  1961-7
by Max Arthur Cohn
17" x 22"
Watercolor on paper
1961  Cape Cod - Provincetown, MA


 

New Milford  1945-1 by Max Arthur Cohn 18" x 23" Watercolor on Paper 1945

New Milford  1945-1
by Max Arthur Cohn
18" x 23"
Watercolor on Paper
1945

New England Boats  nd-G8 by Max Arthur Cohn 10" x 12" Gouache on Paper not dated

New England Boats  nd-G8
by Max Arthur Cohn
10" x 12"
Gouache on Paper
not dated

Musicians  1979-G6 by Max Arthur Cohn 9" x 13" Gouache on Paper 1979

Musicians  1979-G6
by Max Arthur Cohn
9" x 13"
Gouache on Paper
1979

Artists and Model  1963-G15 by Max Arthur Cohn 20" x 24" Gouache on Paper 1963

Artists and Model  1963-G15
by Max Arthur Cohn
20" x 24"
Gouache on Paper
1963

Trio  1960-G10 by Max Arthur Cohn 18" x 22" Gouache on Paper 1960

Trio  1960-G10
by Max Arthur Cohn
18" x 22"
Gouache on Paper
1960

Trio  1993-G21 by Max Arthur Cohn 15" x 22" Gouache on Paper 1993

Trio  1993-G21
by Max Arthur Cohn
15" x 22"
Gouache on Paper
1993

Leaning Figure  1966-G14 by Max Arthur Cohn 9" x 12" Gouache on Paper 1966

Leaning Figure  1966-G14
by Max Arthur Cohn
9" x 12"
Gouache on Paper
1966

Standing Nude  1969-G33 by Max Arthur Cohn 10" x 13" Gouache on Paper 1969

Standing Nude  1969-G33
by Max Arthur Cohn
10" x 13"
Gouache on Paper
1969

Woman  1967-G19 by Max Arthur Cohn 20" x 26" Gouache on Paper 1967

Woman  1967-G19
by Max Arthur Cohn
20" x 26"
Gouache on Paper
1967

Seated Figure  607-1975 by Max Arthur Cohn Oil on Canvas 16" x 20" 1975

Seated Figure  607-1975
by Max Arthur Cohn
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
1975

Abstraction  1983-G11 by Max Arthur Cohn 9.5" x 12" Gouache on Paper 1983

Abstraction  1983-G11
by Max Arthur Cohn
9.5" x 12"
Gouache on Paper
1983

Abstract Figures  480A-1973 by Max Arthur Cohn Oil on Canvas 1973 11" x 14"

Abstract Figures  480A-1973
by Max Arthur Cohn
Oil on Canvas
1973
11" x 14"

Bathers  272-1970 by Max Arthur Cohn 18" x 24" Oil on Canvas 1970

Bathers  272-1970
by Max Arthur Cohn
18" x 24"
Oil on Canvas
1970

Two Figures  150-1969 by Max Arthur Cohn 18" x 24" Oil on Canvas 1969

Two Figures  150-1969
by Max Arthur Cohn
18" x 24"
Oil on Canvas
1969

Three Figures  281-1971 by Max Arthur Cohn 24" x 32" Oil on Canvas 1970

Three Figures  281-1971
by Max Arthur Cohn
24" x 32"
Oil on Canvas
1970

Three Abstract Figures  592-1975 by Max Arthur Cohn 20" x 24" Oil on Canvas 1970

Three Abstract Figures  592-1975
by Max Arthur Cohn
20" x 24"
Oil on Canvas
1970

Three Standing Figures  643-1976 by Max Arthur Cohn 24" x 32" Oil on Canvas 1970

Three Standing Figures  643-1976
by Max Arthur Cohn
24" x 32"
Oil on Canvas
1970

Two Figures  659-1977 by Max Arthur Cohn 22" x 28" Oil on Canvas 1977

Two Figures  659-1977
by Max Arthur Cohn
22" x 28"
Oil on Canvas
1977

Two Seated Figures  676-1977 by Max Arthur Cohn 29" x 37" Oil on Canvas 1977

Two Seated Figures  676-1977
by Max Arthur Cohn
29" x 37"
Oil on Canvas
1977

Abstract Figures  690-1977 by Max Arthur Cohn 30" x 40" Oil on Canvas 1977

Abstract Figures  690-1977
by Max Arthur Cohn
30" x 40"
Oil on Canvas
1977

Seated Figure  828-1981 by Max Arthur Cohn 24" x 30" Oil on Canvas 1981

Seated Figure  828-1981
by Max Arthur Cohn
24" x 30"
Oil on Canvas
1981

Abstract Figures in Brown and Black  1973-G23 by Max Arthur Cohn 9" x 12" Gouache on Paper 1973

Abstract Figures in Brown and Black  1973-G23
by Max Arthur Cohn
9" x 12"
Gouache on Paper
1973

Abstract Figure  1984-G8 by Max Arthur Cohn 9" x 12" Gouache on Paper 1984

Abstract Figure  1984-G8
by Max Arthur Cohn
9" x 12"
Gouache on Paper
1984