Road to Easton by Max Arthur Cohn

Road to Easton by Max Arthur Cohn

Road to Easton

Max Arthur Cohn

Title

Road to Easton

 
Artist
Year
1942  
Technique
serigraph / screen print 
Image Size
13 1/8 x 18 7/8"  
Signature
ink, lower right 
Edition Size
55 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove, Vidalon 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
9422 
Price
SOLD
Description

Easton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut and was and still is an area that drew New Yorkers for vacations, second homes and now, even commuting for work.

British born Max Arthur Cohn learned serigraphy at the Art Students League after working with the WPA/FAP in the 1930s. Throughout the 1940s, Cohn continued to produce his fine screenprints. To introduce his methods to other artists, he co-authored a book in 1942 with J. I. Beigeleisen titled 'Silk Screen Stenciling as a Fine Art.'

Looking back on this important time in his career, Cohn said: "With the usual method of silkscreen, the colors come on very heavy. I tried to make the silkscreen more or less imitate the quality of a watercolor in its transparency."

In the 1950s, Cohn owned a graphic arts business in Manhattan where he introduced and helped a young Andy Warhol do his first silkscreen prints.