Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Charles Cahoon

 (1861 - 1951)
Charles Drew Cahoon was active/lived in Massachusetts.  Charles Cahoon is known for sea-landscape, genre and portrait painting.

Charles Cahoon

Biography from the Archives of askART

A popular and prolific painter on Cape Cod during the early 20th century, Charles Cahoon became known for carefully detailed, peaceful landscapes and seascapes of Cape-Cod views. It is thought that he painted nearly 3000 paintings, and many of them included fishing scenes and weather beaten houses with soft light and mellow tone. He also maintained a studio in Boston and was prosperous until the stock market crash of 1929. After that he continued painting but never recaptured his earlier success.

He was born in Harwich, Massachusetts to a father who was a sea captain and amateur artist, and as a youngster, Charles copied sketches of his fathers. He also spent time at sea and did sketching from those experiences.

In Boston, he studied photography---then a new art form, and he earned a living retouching photographs until he turned to painting full time in 1900. His first paintings included buildings and portraits, including copies of Gilbert Stuart's Martha and George Washington portraits.

He died in Harwich in 1951, having produced several thousand paintings.

Michael David Zellman, "300 Years of American Art"

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at

Share an image of the Artist

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  Charles Cahoon

Born:  1861 - Harwich, Massachusetts
Died:   1951 - Harwich, Massachusetts
Known for:  sea-landscape, genre and portrait painting