Max Arthur Cohn papers, 1928-1978

Cohn, Max Arthur, b. 1903 d. 1998
Painter, Printmaker
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1000 items (on 1 microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: The papers of Max Arthur Cohn document his career as a painter and printmaker; significantly, pertaining to the WPA Federal Art Project, as well as other art organizations and galleries. Includes:
biographical material, undated and 1956; correspondence, undated and 1933-1978, includes letters from Norman Barr, Elizabeth McCausland, Harry Gottlieb and Francis O'Connor; notes, undated and 1942-1977, includes lists of exhibitions and art works; an address by Cohn before the "Artist Coordinating Committee and Associated Organizations at the Art Students League", 1935; business records, undated and 1940-1970;

a scrapbook of printed material, undated and 1928-1947; exhibition announcements and catalogs; miscellaneous printed material relating to the National Serigraph Society and the WPA Federal Art Project; a book SILKSCREEN TECHNIQUES by Cohn and J. I. Biegeleisen; and photographs of Cohn, his family, and his works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y.

Donated 1976 and 1978 by Max Arthur Cohn.

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