(1788 - 1864)
Hannah Harrison Cohoon was active/lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut. Hannah Cohoon is known for Tree of Life Shaker inspirationals.
Biography Hannah Cohoon
Known for only four existing works of art, Hannah Cohoon has a unique reputation as a mid-19th century artist of the Shaker religion. Three of her identified paintings are of the Tree of Life and the other, "Basket of Apples", is a still life. Each is a precise, brightly colored, carefully balanced geometric arrangement painted with tempera and ink and combines elements of folk art with a sophisticated sense of visual impact. Cohoon applied her paint heavily enough to give a sense of texture, and this handling of paint was differed from other Shaker artwork that is painted with delicate, thinly applied watercolors.
Cohoon's background indicates she was unschooled as an artist and created her images from her heart based on religious c
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