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Martha Cahoon

 (1905 - 1999)
Martha Farham Cahoon was active/lived in Massachusetts.  Martha Cahoon is known for primitive-surreal genre.

Biography   Martha Cahoon


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 firms in Boston. Under his guidance, she mastered a freehand method of decorative painting called rosemaling, and later became proficient in stenciling and varnishing.

In 1932, she married Ralph Cahoon, a trained commercial artist from Chatham,   ...  Displaying 750 of 2461 characters.

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