Harlequin on Horseback, 1966
He was born on May 9 1920 in Chicago. His father, a furniture dealer, had emigrated from Latvia to America, where he married the daughter of another Latvian emigre.
Cohen attended the Art Institute of Chicago, but the Second World War intervened and he volunteered for the US Army Air Force. He hoped for a posting to Europe, but served instead from 1942 to 1945 as a navigator in Flying Fortresses and Liberators based in the Pacific.
After the war Cohen returned to the Art Institute, where he studied under Louis Ritman, Boris Anisfeld and Egon Weiner. In 1949 he was awarded a fellowship to study in Europe, where he was to spend the rest of his life. He travelled widely throughout the Continent -- including Spain, where he met Ernest Hemingway -- revelling in the artistic fervour of the post-war era.
Cohen moved to London in 1960 where his work was soon winning praise. His 1963 exhibition at Brook Street Gallery of his Comedia dell' Arte images was a huge success and described by the art critic of the Telegraph as 'formidable' describing him as 'one of the best draughtsmen at work today'.
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Goldmark have the most astonishing range, from the very affordable to the upper echelons of the market. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and really helpful. For anyone wanting to start a serious art collection within whatever budget this could be the best place to start.
There is no other gallery like Goldmark. I'm always amazed at both the stock they hold and their ability to regularly source really quite special pieces of art. That, with their friendly, knowledgeable & utterly unpretentious style makes them a delight to visit & to buy from.
Their delivery service is 100% reliable and the breadth of work displayed on their website pretty amazing. Above all, unlike other such dealers, I have never been under any pressure to buy. I recommend you give them a try.
We first visited Goldmark approximately 6 years ago and immediately liked the informality compared to previous gallery experiences. It’s a great place to start or build on your collection. Everyone at Goldmark is very friendly, knowledgeable and will give you as much or as little time as you wish.
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