Artist biography

Harold COHEN b. 1928

Abstract painter and occasional designer. Born 1 May 1928 in London, elder brother of Bernard Cohen. Studied at the Slade School 1948–52; awarded the Abbey Travelling Scholarship 1952 and visited Italy. First one-man exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1951; his first in London at Gimpel Fils 1954. Fellow in Fine Arts at Nottingham University 1956–9. Spent 1959–61 in the United States on a Harkness Commonwealth Fellowship and held an exhibition at the Allan Stone Gallery, New York, 1961. Contributed to the Situation exhibitions in 1960 and 1961. Joined the teaching staff of the Slade School 1962.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I