Eleanor Coen

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  • Eleanor
  • Coen
  • Eleanor Coen Kahn
  • Coen
  • Max Kahn
  • Katie (1949-?) Noah (1951-?)
  • October 21, 1916
  • Normal, illinois
  • July 9, 2010
  • Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • late 1940s-early 1950s: 1305 W 54th Place, Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois

    after 1953: 1759 N. Cleveland Ave. Chicago, Illinois

    1959: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • studio with Isadore Weinger and Max Kahn
  • Draftsman, Lithographer, Painter-Oil, Watercolorist
  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
    1941: graduated School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; student of Boris Anisfeld, Francis Chapin and Max Kahn
    San Miguel de Allende Summer School, Mexico
    Oxbow Summer School of Art, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • 1941+: Mexico
  • Array
  • February 2-11, 1938: Annual Exhibition of the Art Students League of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    November 4-December 5, 1943: The Room of Chicago Art: Paintings by Eleanor Coen and Max Kahn, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; To the Market; Drying Nets; David; Valley by the Ocean; Tortilla Makers; Landscape near Mexico City; Friday in Patscuaro

    1946: Print Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California

    April 19-Jun 14, 1946: Lithographs by Eleanor Coen, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    May 14-July 14, 1946: Lithographs by Eleanor Coen, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    1947: Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.

    1947-1951: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1948: North Shore Art League Exhibition, Winnetka, Illinois

    1951: One-woman Exhibition, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

    August 1, 1967: Junior Museum: Eleanor Coen, Painter, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    September 8-October 14, 2006: Max Kahn & Eleanor Coen: Contemplating a Roller: Major Print Works, 1936-1960, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, Illinois; Untitled (Mexican Icons), circa 1943, lithograph; Lottery Tickets, 1942, lithograph

    June 26-August 21, 2010: Ox-Bow Centennial: Historic, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, Illinois; Saugatuck, 1944, lithograph
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Bernard Friedman Collection, Chicago, Illinois

    Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York

    Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

    Museo de Arte Moderna, Sao Paula, Brazil

    New Britain Museum, New Britain, Connecticut

    Philadelphia (PA) Museum of Fine Art National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

    San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
  • Komaiko, Jean R. “The Artist—and the Woman” Chicago’s Sunday American (February 25, 1962); accessed on the artist’s website, E. Coen: The Artist and the Womanwww.eleanorcoen.com/ Max Kahn. Eleanor Coen: Contemplating a Roller: Major Print Works, 1936–1960. Essay by Barbara Jaffe. Chicago: Corbett and Dempsey, 2006. Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1010-1960. Kansas State University Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago 1935-1995. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University, 1996 Snite Museum of Art, Women of the Taller De Grafica Popular, University of Notre Dame, 2007 Tezontle, El Taller De Graphica Popular, Humberto Musacchio, Fondo De Cultura Economica, 2007 Translation from Spanish by McCalla, Maline Gilbert, Cossio del Pomar in San Miguel de Allende ImpreColor S.A. de C. C.V., Santiago de Queretaro, Qro. 2007 Costa, Gina, Para la Gente, Art, Politics, and Cultural Identity of the Taller De Graphica Popular, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, 2009
  • 1941: James Nelson Raymond Traveling Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois [first woman to win this award] – used it to go to Mexico with husband and artist Julio de Diego

    1948: Purchase Prize, North Shore Art League Exhibition, Winnetka, Illinois

    1952: Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1953: American Color Print Society
  • Eleanor Coen and Max Kahn Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • waited tables at Marshall Field’s while a student at SAIC

    1939-40: WPA/FAP, Chicago, Illinois

    1950-1958: Teacher, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    taught at Ox-Bow Summer School, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • website on the artist

    page on the website for Bernard Friedman Collection, Modernism in the City

    Wikipedia page
  • a pioneer in color lithography before it was taught at School of the Art Instiutte of Chciaog