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Larry Cohen
(b. 1952)


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"Adelaide Drive"
Oil on canvas
42 x 42 inches












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Born 1952 in Los Angeles, Larry Cohen received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his M.F.A. from University of California, Los Angeles in 1976. Since, he has exhibited in galleries throughout Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. His work can be found in the collections of The Oakland Museum of California, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, and the Transamerica Corporation. He was the winner of the 1996 Open Studios First Pacific Coast Competition. He is best known for his paintings that depict distant views of California cityscapes.

Selected solo exhibitions: 2005 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; 2002 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica; 2001 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA; 1995 Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY; 1994 Tatistcheff Rogers Gallery, Santa Monica; 1993 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; 1992 Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; 1991 Tibor de Nagy, New York; 1990 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco; 1985 Hunsaker/Schlesinger, Los Angeles; 1984 Patricia Heesy Gallery, New York; 1981 Shraybaman-Steinhauser Gallery, Los Angeles; 1980 Stevens Gallery, Los Angeles; 1976 Frederick S. Wright Gallery, Los Angeles; 1973 College of Creative Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.

Selected group exhibitions: 2006 Dual exhibition with Paul Wonner, SCAPE, Corona Del Mar, CA; 2004 "Cities of Promise, Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, CA; 1999-2000 "Green Woods & Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition," The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; 1999 "Contemporary Bay Area Painters," Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; "Recent Work: A Group Exhibition," Hackett- Freedman Gallery, San Francisco; 1997 "10th Anniversary Exhibition," Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco; "LA Cityscapes," Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica; 1996 "Urban/Sub/Urban: Selected Artists Explore the Human Environment," Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA; "City of Vapor," Tatistcheff Rogers Gallery, Santa Monica; "Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas," Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (traveling exhibition); 1995 "Harvest Moon," Tatistcheff Rogers, Santa Monica; 1994 "American Realism-Figurative Painting," Cline Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe; "Flowers," Babcock Gallery, New York; 1993 "Drawings III," Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica; "LA Stories," Jack Rutberg Gallery, Los Angeles; 1992 "California Painting," Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA; 1991 "American Panorama," Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York; "California Cityscapes," San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; "New Horizons in American Realism," Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI; 1990 "California Landscape," Fresno Museum, Fresno, CA; "Contemporary Landscape Painting," Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; "42nd Annual Purchase Exhibition," American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters, New York; 1989 "Contemporary Landscape," Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York; 1988 "Landscape/Common Ground," Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles; "Landscape Painting in LA," Transamerica Gallery, Los Angeles; 1985 "California Contemporary Artists," Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach; 1977 "Howard Warshaw Memorial Exhibition," University of California, Laguna Beach; 1974 "All California Exhibition," Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach.

Selected collections: Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach; Ahmanson Foundation, Beverly Hills; Bechtel Group, Inc., San Francisco; Exxon Corporation, Irving, TX; Kemper Funds, Chicago, IL; Norcal Mutual Insurance Company, San Francisco; Payden & Rygel, Los Angeles; Transamerica Corporation, San Francisco.

Selected bibliography: 2001 "Larry Cohen" (catalogue) Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco; 1998 Rogers, Terrence, "City of Vapor, Capturing the Transitory Reality of Los Angeles," American Artist (June) 28-37; 1997 "Hackett-Freedman Gallery 1987-1997" (catalogue) Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco; 1996 Gussow, Alan and Gayle Maxon-Edgerton, "Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas" (catalogue) Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe; 1991 Young, Christopher, "New Horizons in American Realism" (catalogue) Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI; 1990 Thompson, Walter, "Larry Cohen at Tibor de Nagy," Art in America, 269; 1978 Hines, Diane Casell, "Larry Cohen: Contemporary Impressionist" American Artist (July): 52-57.

Selected awards: 1996 Winner, Open Studios First Pacific Coast Competition.

Source:
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.
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