Max Arthur Cohn

Max Arthur Cohn (1903–1998) was an American artist, born in England. His family emigrated to the United States when he was two years old.

Cohn was one of the artists employed by the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression, painting for the Easel Project and the Public Works of Art Project. At this period he took up screenprinting, a technique he had learned in a commercial art studio in 1920. Cohn is credited with introducing a young Andy Warhol to the screenprinting process.

Cohn’s works are in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) New York, the Chicago Art Institute, and Philadelphia Museum. With Jacob Israel Biegeleisen he authored Silk Screen Stenciling as a Fine Art (1942), expanded to Silk Screen Techniques (1958).

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