Copyright & Credits

 

 

Acknowledgements

From the Author
Jaleen Grove would like to thank Sara Angel for this opportunity and the staff of ACI for their meticulous work, and to acknowledge the unpublished research of Jeffrey Spalding, Tom Smart, Gerta Moray, Jessica Poon, Cy Strom, Rachel Boisclair, and Paula Draper. She also thanks Michael Cahén, Jim Harrison, and the Visual Literacy Foundation of Canada for use of The Cahén Archives, Alan Flint for input on printmaking, Marek Cerveny for research in Prague, and David Silcox for access to the Harold Town fonds; and she extends gratitude to all interviewees, especially Gerry Waldston, Beatrice Fischer, William Pachner, Jean Ainsworth, and Colin Gravenor, Jr.

 

From the Art Canada Institute
This online art book was made possible thanks to BMO Financial Group, Lead Sponsor for the Canadian Online Art Book Project. The Art Canada Institute gratefully acknowledges the other sponsors for the 2014–15 Season: Aimia, Consignor Canadian Fine Art, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., the Hal Jackman Foundation, K. James Harrison, The McLean Foundation, Sandra L. Simpson, and TD Bank.

 

Thanks also to the Art Canada Institute Founding Patrons: Sara and Michael Angel, Jalynn H. Bennett, The Butterfield Family Foundation, David and Vivian Campbell, Albert E. Cummings, Kiki and Ian Delaney, The Fleck Family, Roger and Kevin Garland, The Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, Michelle Koerner and Kevin Doyle, Phil Lind, Sarah and Tom Milroy, Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau, Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan, Sandra L. Simpson, Pam and Mike Stein, and Robin and David Young; as well as its Founding Partner Patrons: The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and Partners in Art.


 

The ACI gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of the Art Gallery of Ontario (Jim Shedden and Ebony Jansen); The Cahén Archives; the National Gallery of Canada (Kristin Rothschild, Raven Amiro, and Erika Dola); Museum London (Janette Cousins Ewan); the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Sonya Jones and Linda Jansma); Seth; the Vancouver Art Gallery (Danielle Currie); and private collectors who wish to remain anonymous.

 


 

Image Sources

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Credit for Cover Image

 

Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Austin Healey 100 Engine, 1954
Oscar Cahén, Austin Healey 100 Engine, 1954. (See below for details.)

 

Credits for Banner Images

 

Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen painting outdoors in King Township, Ontario, c. 1949
Biography: Oscar Cahén painting outdoors in King Township, Ontario, c. 1949. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, The Adoration, 1949
Key Works: Oscar Cahén, The Adoration, 1949. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Traumoeba, 1956
Significance & Critical Issues: Oscar Cahén, Traumoeba, 1956. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, The Pirate,” 1948
Style & Technique: Oscar Cahén, Illustration for the “The Pirate,” 1948. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Growing Form, 1953
Sources & Resources: Oscar Cahén, Growing Form, 1953. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Oscar Cahén Memorial Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1959
Where to See: Installation view of Oscar Cahén Memorial Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1959. (See below for details).

 

Credits for Works by Oscar Cahén

 

Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, The Adoration, 1949
The Adoration, 1949. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Animal Structure, 1953
Animal Structure, 1953. Collection of Museum London, Art Fund, 1963, © The Cahén Archives, photography © Museum London.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Ascend, 1952
Ascend, 1952. Collection of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, purchase 1970, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Austin Healey 100 Engine, 1954
Austin Healey 100 Engine, 1954. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Candy Tree, 1952–53
Candy Tree, 1952–53. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Christus (322), c. 1949–50
Christus (322), c. 1949–50. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Cockfight (452), 1951
Cockfight (452), 1951. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, John Hersey, The Standard, 1946
Cover illustration for Hiroshima by John Hersey, The Standard, 1946, tearsheet. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Maclean’s, October 15, 1951
Cover illustration for Maclean’s, October 15, 1951, printer’s proof. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Maclean’s, January 15, 1952,
Cover illustration for Maclean’s, January 15, 1952, tearsheet. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Crucifixion (737), c. 1950
Crucifixion (737), c. 1950. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Ein Gemüt Cartoon, 1934
Ein Gemüt Cartoon, from Osveny newspaper, 1934, tearsheet. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Growing Form, 1953
Growing Form, 1953. RBC Corporate Art Collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, The Standard, 1947
Illustration for “Babies For Export,” The Standard, 1947, tearsheet. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, New Liberty, 1947
Illustration for “The Californian’s Tale,” New Liberty, 1947. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Don Giovanni,”, The Standard, 1942
Illustration for “Don Giovanni,” The Standard, 1942, tearsheet. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Maclean’s, 1955
Illustration for “The First (and Last) Ottawa Street Café,” Maclean’s, 1955. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, The Most Beautiful Girl I’ve Ever Known,” 1951
Illustration for “The Most Beautiful Girl I’ve Ever Known,” 1951, tearsheet. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Weekend, 1956
Illustration for “A Night Out in Montreal,” Weekend, 1956, tearsheet. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, The Standard, 1948
Illustration for “The Pirate,” The Standard, 1948. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, The Standard, 1943
Illustration for “The Runner,” The Standard, 1943, tearsheet. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, The Standard, 1951
Illustration for “We Don’t Understand Our DPs,” The Standard, 1951. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Weekend Picture Magazine, 1951
Illustration for “When Johnny Lifted the Horn,” Weekend Picture Magazine, 1951. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, John Norman Harris, Mail,”, 1950
Illustration for short story, “Mail,” by John Norman Harris, 1950, tearsheet. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Weekend Magazine, 1955
“Little Jong is Brave as a Tiger,” Weekend Magazine, 1955, tearsheet. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Magazine Digest cover design, c. 1946
Magazine Digest cover design, c. 1946, printer’s proof. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Masque (181), 1950
Masque (181), 1950. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Multi-part Mural, Staff Lounge and Cafeteria of the Imperial Oil Executive Office Building, Toronto, 1956
Multi-part Mural, Staff Lounge and Cafeteria of the Imperial Oil Executive Office Building, Toronto, 1956, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa. Photographs in collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Object d’Art, c. 1953
Object d’Art, c. 1953. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Plate, c. 1950–56
Plate, c. 1950–56. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Poster warning against venereal disease, c. 1944
Poster warning against venereal disease, c. 1944. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Praying Family, 1948.
Praying Family, 1948. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Praying Man (170), 1947
Praying Man (170), 1947. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Requiem, c. 1953
Requiem, c. 1953. Current location unknown, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Rooster, c. 1950–51
Rooster, c. 1950–51, current location unknown. Image taken from 79th Annual Ontario Society of Artists Exhibition Catalogue, 1951.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Self-portrait, c. 1930–40
Self-portrait, c. 1930–40. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Sketch for Warrior (050), 1955–56
Sketch for Warrior (050), 1955–56. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Small Combo, c. 1954
Small Combo, c. 1954. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Still-life, 1950
Still-life, 1950. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Subjective Image, c. 1954
Subjective Image, c. 1954. Collection of Jim and Melinda Harrison, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Traumoeba, 1956
Traumoeba, 1956. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (040), c. 1955
Untitled (040), c. 1955. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (077), 1953
Untitled (077), 1953. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (084), 1953
Untitled (084), 1953. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (128), 1938
Untitled (128), 1938. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (230), 1950–51
Untitled (230), 1950–51. Private collection, © Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (368), c. 1955–56
Untitled (368), c. 1955–56. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (384), 1956
Untitled (384), 1956. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (389), 1946
Untitled (389), 1946. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (405), c. 1952.
Untitled (405), c. 1952. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (427), c. 1952
Untitled (427), c. 1952. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (559), 1931
Untitled (559), 1931. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (1141), c. 1947–50
Untitled (1141), c. 1947–50. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (Piano Player), 1943
Untitled (Piano Player), 1943. Private collection, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled (clippings of published work), c. 1943
Untitled (clippings of published work), c. 1943. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled, c. 1941
Untitled, c. 1941. Collection of Beatrice Fischer, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled, c. 1941
Untitled, c. 1941. Collection of Beatrice Fischer, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Untitled, 1956
Untitled, 1956. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Warrior, 1956
Warrior, 1956. Private collection on loan to National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Watercolour 131-12, c. 1956
Watercolour 131-12, c. 1956. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, © The Cahén Archives.

 

Credits for Photographs and Works by Other Artists

 

Art Canada Institute, Art Director Gene Aliman and Oscar Cahén at the Art Directors Club annual exhibition, 1955
Art Director Gene Aliman and Oscar Cahén at the Art Directors Club annual exhibition, 1955. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Norman McLaren, Boogie Doodle, 1941,
Boogie Doodle, 1941, by Norman McLaren. National Film Board of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Walter Yarwood, Cathedral, c. 1960
Cathedral, c. 1960, by Walter Yarwood. Collection of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Gift of Dr. Ralph and Patricia Price, 1984. © Yarwood Family.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Men Against Hitler, 1939
Cover of the first American edition of Fritz Max Cahén’s Men Against Hitler, 1939. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Harold Town, Day Neon, 1953
Day Neon, 1953, by Harold Town. Collection of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Gift of the artist's estate, 1994.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, A group of internees behind the barbed wire fences at the Camp N internment camp in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on November 19, 1945
A group of internees behind the barbed wire fences at the Camp N internment camp in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on November 19, 1945. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, PA-114463.
Art Canada Institute, George Grosz, The Hero, 1933
The Hero, 1933, by George Grosz. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Oscar Cahén Memorial Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1959
Installation view of Oscar Cahén Memorial Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1959. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Tom Hodgson, It Became Green, 1956
It Became Green, 1956, by Tom Hodgson. Collection of the Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, purchase 1971, © Tom Hodgson Estate, courtesy of the Christopher Cutts Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Abstracts at Home, 1953
Members of the Painters Eleven during the Simpson's department store Abstracts at Home display, 1953. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Michael, Oscar, and Mimi at their home in King Township, 1951
Michael, Oscar, and Mimi at their home in King Township, 1951. Photograph by Page Toles, Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Jack Bush, The Old Tree</em>, 1951
The Old Tree, 1951, by Jack Bush. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, © Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Oscar and Beatrice photographed on the street in Montreal, c. 1943
Oscar and Beatrice photographed on the street in Montreal, c. 1943. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen and Mimi at the drafting table in Montreal, c. 1943
Oscar and Mimi at the drafting table in Montreal, c. 1943. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen at an easel, 1951
Oscar Cahén at an easel, 1951. Photograph by Page Toles. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen and an unidentified couple visiting Zwinger Palace in Dresden, c. 1932
Oscar Cahén, right, and an unidentified couple visiting Zwinger Palace in Dresden, c. 1932. Collection of The Cahén Archives, © The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen with a guitar, c. 1945
Oscar Cahén with a guitar, c. 1945. Photograph by Geraldine Carpenter. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen in his beloved Austin-Healey sports car
Oscar in his beloved Austin-Healey sports car. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, Canadian Art magazine, Autumn 1950
Photograph of Cahén taken for an article in the Autumn 1950 issue of Canadian Art magazine. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, an internee in a camp uniform at Camp N in Sherbrooke, Quebec, c. 1940–42
Photograph of an internee in a camp uniform at Camp N in Sherbrooke, Quebec, c. 1940–42. Photograph by Marcell Seidler. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, PA-143492.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen, lost painting, c. 1946
Photograph of lost painting, c. 1946. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Otto Dix, Portrait of Dr. Heinrich Stadelmann, 1922
Portrait of Dr. Heinrich Stadelmann, 1922, by Otto Dix. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, © Estate of Otto Dix / SODRAC (2015).
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen in his studio, 1951
Portrait of Oscar Cahén in his studio in 1951. Photograph by Page Toles. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Oscar Cahen on the staircase of his home in 1951
Portrait of Oscar Cahén on the staircase of his home in 1951. Collection of The Cahén Archives.
Art Canada Institute, Vilém Rotter, International Fair in Prague, 1934
Poster designed by Vilém Rotter for the 1934 International Fair in Prague.
Art Canada Institute, Abraham Rattner, Procession, 1944
Procession, 1944, by Abraham Rattner. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Art Canada Institute, Graham Sutherland, Thorn Trees, 1945
Thorn Trees, 1945, by Graham Sutherland. Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

 

Book Credits

 

Publisher

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Executive Editor

Kendra Ward


French Editorial Director

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Image Research Director

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Digital Layout Manager

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Copy Editor

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Copyright

© 2015 Art Canada Institute. All rights reserved. 
ISBN 978-1-4871-0067-4

Art Canada Institute
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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication

Grove, Jaleen, author
Oscar Cahén : life & work / by Jaleen Grove.

Includes bibliographical references.
 
Contents: Biography — Key works — Significance & critical issues — Style &
technique — Sources & resources — Where to see.
Electronic monograph. 
ISBN 978-1-4871-0065-0 (pdf). —ISBN 978-1-4871-0063-6 (epub)


1. Cahén, Oscar, 1916-1956.  2. Cahén, Oscar, 1916-1956—Criticism and 
interpretation.  3. Painters—Canada—Biography.  4. Illustrators—Canada
—Biography.  I. Art Canada Institute, issuing body  II. Title. 

ND249.C237G76 2015                    759.11                    C2015-905498-2 

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