(1910 - 1975)
Gabriel Kohn was active/lived in California. Gabriel Kohn is known for sculptor-abstraction.
Biography Gabriel Kohn
Sculptor Gabriel Kohn was born in Philadelphia in 1910. He studied at New York City's Cooper Union and Beaux-Arts Institute of Design from 1929 to 1934, while working for academic sculptors. From 1935 to 1942, he was a motion picture set designer in Hollywood.
After World War II, in 1946, he studied with Ossip Zadkine in Paris, living abroad until 1951. While there, he began to develop his own style, a combination of Cubist and Surrealist elements. His favorite materials were terra cotta and plaster.
In 1954, he began to work in wood, soon developing an exquisite sense of craft. Rather than carve into a solid block, he laminated and doweled together thin sheets in asymmetrical, abstract groupings. Some pieces, in their odd ba
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