(1894 - 1989)
Gideon Cohen was active/lived in Massachusetts, Saskatchewan / Canada. Gideon Cohen is known for floral garden landscapes and architecture painting.
Biography Gideon Cohen
Gideon Cohen was born 1894 in Dover, England, and died 1989 in Cambridge MA. His parents were pacifists, and they sent him to work on a farm in Saskatchewan Canada in 1915 in order to avoid having to serve in the British army. He moved to Arlington MA in 1923 after marrying Lillian Leight of Boston. They had three children, Joel, Nina and Theodore.
He had no way to continue with his first love, farming, and he became a furrier, a business that he had learned from his father. He would buy raw furs from trappers and fur farmers in New England and sell them to artisans who would convert them into coats for sale. In place of farming, he did extensive gardening.
He learned to paint by watching
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