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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.
Max Arthur Cohn papers, 1928-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3960 available at AAA offices and through interlibrary loan.
Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y.
Donated 1976 and 1978 by Max Arthur Cohn.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001