Born in New York City on March 24, 1905, Jon Cornin studied in New York Ciy at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art. Using the pseudonym CorKa, he and his wife Zena Kavin produced cartoons for Saturday Evening Post
and the New Yorker
The Cornins moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1940 and settled in Oakland. He died there on March 12, 1992. He was the author of Painter's Credo: Selected Notes
(Stone House Press, 1985).
Museum of New Mexico, 1937-39
Oakland Art Gallery, 1939-45
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1938, 1940, 1945
California Water Color Society, 1948-49
Denver Museum, 1946
California Palace of the Legion of Hono
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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