SOLD East River, View of Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan Bridge

by Arthur Cohen (1928–2012)
Oil on canvas
8 x 10 inches
On stretcher bar: (east river / view of Bklyn Bridge– / (from Manhattan bridge–) / Arthur Cohen




Private collection, New York, New York

Note: A resident of New York City his entire life (with summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts), Arthur Cohen frequently depicted the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. This view faces southwest.

Artist Biography

Born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx, New York, Arthur Cohen is known for his scenes of New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts. From the late 1940s to early 1950s he studied at Cooper Union, with Edwin Dickinson (1891–1978) and Robert Gwathmey (1903–1988), and at the Art Students League with Reginald Marsh (1898–1954). Cohen lived his entire life in New York City, apart from annual stays in Provincetown. His frequent subjects included the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, Flatiron Building, Provincetown harbor and shore, as well as domestic interior scenes. He worked as an etcher and a painter. Cohen once commented,

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