Double Vision: The Oscar Cahén Story

ACI releases free ebook on Oscar Cahén

Oscar Cahén, Subjective Image, c. 1954, oil on canvas laid on Masonite, 121.9 x 106.7 cm, collection of Jim and Melinda Harrison

Oscar Cahén is considered one of Canada’s most influential modern artists, yet his name is little known. For almost 50 years following his death, much of his oeuvre lay in storage and was kept hidden from the world. During his life, which was tragically cut short at age 40, Cahén was a well-known North American magazine illustrator and celebrated in artistic circles as the co-founder of the Canadian abstract art collective Painters Eleven. To learn more, read the ACI’s free online art book Oscar Cahén: Life & Work by Dr. Jaleen Grove, art historian and Scholar-in-Residence at the Cahén Archives in Toronto.