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Abraham Cohn, Abe Cohn

Biography to Display: 

1925 Born Waukesha, Wisconsin

2013 Died Wisconsin

 

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES 

1953 Potter’s Wheel Gallery, Fish Creek, Wisconsin 

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

Studio Potter 

1976 Founded Door County Potter’s Guild, Fish Creek, Wisconsin

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Abraham (Abe) Cohn is known for high fire stoneware pottery. Cohn developed his own glazes and often applied colored slips and carved into leather hard clay on his decorative pots. 

Abe Cohn studied with F. Carlton Ball at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and worked out of a studio in Fish Creek, Wisconsin from 1956 onward. Cohn had several solo shows in the Milwaukee area throughout his career as a studio potter, including the Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Memorial Art Center in Milwaukee.  

Cohn was instrumental in making Door County, Wisconsin a destination for pottery collectors and mentored many potters at his studio.  

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Public Collections to Display: 

Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee ,Wisconsin

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography to Display: 

“Abraham Cohn—Pottery.” Scanlan Fine Arts Gallery, accessed Aug. 5, 2022. http://www.scanlanfinearts.com/abrahamcohn.html 

“Artist Info: Abraham Cohn.” Iowa State University: University Museums, accessed Aug. 5, 2022. https://emuseum.its.iastate.edu/people/2607/abraham-cohn/objects 

“Fired Up: The Pottery of Abe Cohen.” Jewish Museum Milwaukee, accessed Aug. 5, 2022. https://jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/exhibits/past-exhibits/abe-cohn/ 

Golub, Rob. “Visit with the legendary Abe Cohn’s Pottery.” The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, April 30, 2022, accessed Aug. 5, 2022. https://www.jewishchronicle.org/2020/04/30/visit-with-the-legendary-abe-cohns-pottery/ 

Ledger, Matt. “In Memorium: Abe Cohen.” The Door County Pulse, May 23, 2013, accessed Aug. 5, 2022. https://doorcountypulse.com/in-memoriam-abe-cohn/ 

Luhrssen, David. “Abe Cohn Brought a Painter’s Touch to Pottery.” Shepherd Express, May 6, 2022, accessed Aug. 5, 2022. https://shepherdexpress.com/culture/visual-art/abe-cohn-brought-a-painters-touch-to-pottery/ 

“Remembering Abe and Ginka Cohn of Potters Wheel Gallery.” Door County.net, May 10, 2013, accessed Aug. 5, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM3-DOOm0D0 

 

 

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The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

 

Typical Marks
1951
1957
1963
1972
1991
Vase
Materials: Porcelain, Stoneware
Method: Thrown (Porcelain slip.)
Surface Technique: Carved, Slip
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Wax Resist
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Bowl
Date: 1969
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 1.75" x 3.1"
Surface Technique: Glaze
Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, gift of Geitel Minakor, um2007.92.09.2022.jb
Photo: ISU
Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, gift of Geitel Minakor, um2007.92.09.2022.jb
Photo: ISU

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 7, 2024. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/cohn-0