Silent Wood, 1921

by Allen Dean Cochran (1888–1971)

Oil on canvas
16 x 16 inches
Signed and dated lower right: Allen ∙ D ∙ Cochran ’21; on stretcher bar: Silent Wood

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Provenance
Private collection, Buffalo, New York

Artist Biography

Allen Dean Cochran was a prominent member of the Woodstock Art Colony, a community of painters and craftspeople that became a center of artistic activity in the beginning of the twentieth century. At Woodstock, Cochran trained under Kenyon Cox and Birge Harrison and absorbed the artistic and literary currents that pulsed through the colony. He soon developed an individual style that drew on the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement and the Tonalist manner, endowing his landscapes with striking designs and a hazy, ethereal beauty. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the

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Allen Dean Cochran was a prominent member of the Woodstock Art Colony, a community of painters and craftspeople that became a center of artistic activity in the beginning of the twentieth century. At Woodstock, Cochran trained under Kenyon Cox and Birge Harrison and absorbed the artistic and literary currents that pulsed through the colony. He soon developed an individual style that drew on the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement and the Tonalist manner, endowing his landscapes with striking designs and a hazy, ethereal beauty. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; today, his work is featured in the Woodstock Artist’s Association.

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