Alfred Cohen Painter, 1920-2001

Alfred Cohen
Alfred Cohen

This is a Web Site for the American artist Alfred Cohen, who lived in Chicago until 1949, Europe (mainly Paris) until 1960, and in England from then until his death in 2001. It combines information about his life and work with a virtual gallery covering the major phases of his painting.

From 1978 Cohen lived and worked at the School House, Wighton, in North Norfolk. The School House Gallery is now the home of the Alfred Cohen Art Foundation, and permanently exhibits varying selections of his work. Some of his prints are also available there for sale.



For Cohen’s centenary year in 2020 four exhibitions were planned: at King’s College London’s Bush House, in the Arcade gallery; at the Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich; at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia; and at the School House Gallery. The London exhibition opened on 16 March, but was forced to close the following day due to the pandemic. The School House Gallery exhibition has also been postponed till further notice. It remains to be seen which parts of the centenary programme will be able to happen, and when. In the meantime, we have created an online version of the exhibition, including all the pictures, photos of the installation, a copy of the Gallery Guide to the show, and a video from Coda Films about Alfred Cohen’s work.

See the online exhibition: ALFRED COHEN —  AN AMERICAN ARTIST IN EUROPE: Between Figuration and Abstraction

A book of the same title was published in 2020 to accompany the exhibitions. Please click on the image for further details:

Front cover image


To see a VIRTUAL GALLERY including further images of Alfred Cohen’s work, please click on the image below:


All images © Estate of Alfred Cohen, 2002