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Alfred Cohen

18 July - 30 July 2016


Please note this is an offsite exhibition

Fermoy Gallery, King’s Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk, PE30 1HA

Gallery open Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in partnership with the King’s Lynn Festival is proud to present an exhibition of works by the remarkable painter Alfred Cohen (1920-2001).

Born in America, Cohen served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, developing a particular love of the aerial view which had a profound impact on his later compositions. In 1978 he moved to Wighton, North Norfolk, where he converted a former schoolhouse into a studio, a print workshop and an art gallery. Cohen continued painting, drawing, etching and producing screenprints until his death in 2001.

Vividly coloured, his oil paintings and prints capture the dramatic effects of light on land, sea and townscapes and are represented by major public collections in Britain and abroad. The exhibition organised by the Sainsbury Centre for the King’s Lynn festival explores the theme of light and water, strongly conveyed in Cohen’s work of the Thames, the channel coasts and the Norfolk area.