Oscar Cahén Life & Work by Jaleen Grove

Oscar Cahén’s paintings are featured in museums and galleries throughout Canada. Other paintings, illustrations, prints, ceramics, and personal papers are held by The Cahén Archives. Although the works listed below are held by the following institutions, they may not always be on view.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

1040 Moss Street
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Oscar Cahén, Structure with Blue, 1951Pastel and charcoal on paper
87.7 x 63.6 cm

Oscar Cahén, Structure with Pink Line, 1954Watercolour on paper
50.7 x 66.3 cm

Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648

Oscar Cahén, Herod No. 2, 1949Crayon on paperboard
57.5 x 44.5 cm
Oscar Cahén, Bouquet, 1952Watercolour on paper
65.7 x 50.8 cm
Oscar Cahén, Trophy, 1955–56Oil on Masonite
121.6 x 83.1 cm
Oscar Cahén, Untitled, 1956Watercolour with rubber resist on paper
72.7 x 46.1 cm
Oscar Cahén, Untitled, 1956Oil on Masonite
58.4 x 84.2 cm
Oscar Cahén, Watercolour 131-12, c. 1956Ink and watercolour with rubber resist
75.6 x 101.3 cm

Art Gallery of Windsor

401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Oscar Cahén, Little Structure, n.d.Oil and ink on canvas
40 x 69 cm

British Museum

Great Russell Street
London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7323 8299

Oscar Cahén, Untitled, 1954Monotype
46.4 x 64 cm

Contemporary Calgary – C2 at City Hall

104-800 Macleod Trail, SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Oscar Cahén, A Hero Comes Home, 1952India ink, watercolour on high-art illustration board
63.5 x 43.1 cm

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

147 Lochiel Street
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Oscar Cahén, Untitled, 1956Gouache and watercolour on board
68.6 x 87.3 cm

Museum London

421 Ridout Street
North London, Ontario, Canada

Oscar Cahén, Animal Structure, 1953Oil on Masonite
122 x 91.4 cm

National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Oscar Cahén, Still-life, 1950Pastel on illustration board
71 x 91.3 cm
Oscar Cahén, Animated Item, c. 1955Oil on canvas
71.5 x 87 cm
Oscar Cahén, Untitled, 1956Pen and black ink with yellow watercolour on illustration board
25.5 x 40.5 cm

Robert McLaughlin Gallery

72 Queen Street
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Oscar Cahén, Herod, c. 1950Oil on canvas
60.9 x 35.6 cm

Oscar Cahén, Railroad Signs, 1952Watercolour, ink on paper
59.9 x 47.5 cm

Oscar Cahén, Ascend, 1952Watercolour, pastel, and charcoal on illustration board
97.5 x 75.9 cm
Oscar Cahén, Small Structure, 1955Oil on canvas
40.6 x 50.1 cm
Oscar Cahén, Black Trophy, 1956 Oil on Masonite
122 x 91.2 cm

Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Oscar Cahén, Untitled, n.d.Conté on cardboard
97.4 x 71.5 cm
Oscar Cahén, Child, Father and Mother, c. 1952–54 Monotype
49.2 x 60.6 cm

The Cahén Archives

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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