George Cohen

1913 · United States

Artist biography

George Cohen is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from the United States. George Cohen was born in 1913. Also born in the United States around 1913 and of the same generation are Lee Mullican, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Tanning, Philip Guston and Robert Motherwell.

George Cohen's Gallery representation

George Cohen is represented by Richard Norton Gallery located in Chicago, the United States.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially New York city, endures as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has provided the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for George Cohen

George Cohen was born in 1913 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. The era assumed a sinister turn with the beginning of National Socialism in Germany, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The decade would culminate in the inset on the Second World War; a political and social furore that preoccupied not only artists, but large swathes of the global population.

George Cohen

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