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 Martha Farham Cahoon  (1905 - 1999)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: primitive-surreal genre

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BIOGRAPHY for Martha Cahoon
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Birth
1905 (Rosindale, Massachusetts)
 
Death
1999

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Massachusetts

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Born of Swedish immigrant parents in 1905, in Rosindale, Massachusetts, Martha Farham Cahoon had a highly successful business partnership with her husband Ralph Cahoon on Cape Cod, selling furniture decorated with folk design motifs.

She came from a family that had moved to Harwich on Cape Code when she was ten years old. She excelled in school, but chose an apprenticeship with her father, Axel Farham, who was a talented furniture decorator working for some of the best-known decorating fi (showing 500 of 2461 characters).



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