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Max Arthur Cohn was born in London, England, and studied at the Art Students League with Boardman Robinson and John Sloan. He became well known for his independent work and production of screenprint images and technique. At age 17, he worked for a large commercial art studio where he developed his technique and experimented with the medium in his personal art. Cohn added a new concept of screenprinting with the use of transparent washes, which gave the finished product the quality of transparent water color. Being employed at numerous commercial art studios as a screenprinter gave him the opportunity to continue his experiments with the medium. Unfortunately, none of his early experiments from the 1920's or early 1930's are known to have survived. Adding further to his venture into screenprinting he wrote the book, Silk Screen Stenciling as a Fine Art, which is still in print today as, Silk Screen Techniques. Cohn produced his last artistic screenprint images in 1945, but maintained a commercial art studio in New York in the 1950's. A large number of artists working in this medium attracted deserved recognition when the Bethesda Art Gallery in Maryland had an exhibition of screenprints in 1980. A further exhibition, in 1987, at the National Academy of Design in New York, showed screenprints from the collection of Reba and Dave Williams. This exhibition incurred even greater interest in a most difficult but colorful medium. Biegeleisen, I. J. Cohn, Max Arthur, Silk Screen Techniques, Dover Publications, New York, 1958. Falk, Peter Hastings, Max Arthur Cohn: "Pioneer of the American Screenprint," unpublished monograph, Madison, Connecticut, no date. Williams, Reba and Dave, "The Early History of the Screenprint," Print Quarterly, vol. III, 1986, pp.287-321. Zigrosser, Carl, "The Serigraph, A New Medium," The Print Collector's Quarterly, vol.28 , 1946, pp.442-477.



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Max Arthur Cohn

American (1903-1998)
Harlem River, New York
12-1/4 x 18-1/2 in.

Screen print, 1937, edition 75. Signed in ink, lower right.


$300.
Harlem River, New York



Max Arthur Cohn

American (1903-1998)
Toy Boats
13-1/4 x 17 in.

Screen print, 1944, edition 28. Signed in ink, lower right. Printed on wove paper with a watermark of a crown.


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Toy Boats



Max Arthur Cohn

American (1903-1998)
The Bay
12-3/4 x 18-1/4 in.

Screen print, 1945, edition 38. Signed in ink, lower right.


$250.
The Bay



Max Arthur Cohn

American (1903-1998)
Fishermen
9-3/4 x 13-1/2 in.

Screen print, 1945, edition 29. Signed in ink, lower right.


$225.
Fishermen



Max Arthur Cohn

American (1903-1998)
Road to Easton
13 x 19 in.

Screen print, 1942, edition 55. Signed in ink, lower right.


$250.
Road to Easton



Max Arthur Cohn

American (1903-1998)
Night Scene
12 x 17-3/4 in.

Screen print, 1938, edition 27. Signed in ink, lower right.


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Night Scene



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