Canyon de Chelly, 1990
photo by Arthur Hughes

 

 

 

 

"John Cohen's forty year love affair with drawing…demonstrates that there is no contradiction between exuberant expression and intelligent seeing - form and content are as inextricably and purposefully cojoined as are the warp and weft of the Peruvian textiles he so deeply admires and respects. We recognize his kinship to another photographer/draughtsman: Henri Cartier-Bresson. . . John's love of form is encompassing - it embraces everything. [He has] shown...in the act of drawing a deeply human means to delight in the world - that drawing is worth pursuing for its own sake."
Leonard Stokes, Oct. 2000

John Cohen has been making drawings continuously throughout his life. He taught drawing at Purchase College (SUNY) from 1972 to 1997.

His drawing were published in The Art of Drawing by Bernard Chaet (Holt, Reinhart & Winston, 1983). He illustrated the book American Skyline by Christopher Tunnard and Henry Hope Reed (Houghton Mifflen, 1953).

He exhibited drawings at the Judson Gallery in 1958, and at the Purchase College Visual Arts Gallery in 2000 in an exhibit entitled "Out Of Hand: Drawings by John Cohen."

Click here to see some drawings.