New York City
DAVID COHEN is an art historian and curator of international renown. He is author of books, exhibition catalogues and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. Founder-editor of artcrititical.com, founder-moderator of The Review Panel at the National Academy Museum, and founder-moderator of Review Panel Philadelphia, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Cohen also teaches at the Pratt Institute, FIT and the New York Studio School.
Born in London and educated at the University of Sussex and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, David Cohen wrote for leading newspapers and magazines in England and around the world before emigrating to the United States in 1999.
His is the author of Alex Katz Collages: A catalogue raisonné (Colby College Museum of Art, 2005), Jock McFadyen: A Book about a Painter (Lund Humphries, 2001) and Henry Moore in the Bagatelle Gardens, Paris (Lund Humphries/Overlook Press, 1993). He has also written substantial catalogue essays on a number of topics, including Henry Moore's influence, national identity and British sculpture, Stanley William Hayter, C.R.W. Nevinson, the School of London painters, Lucian Freud's etchings, Judith Rothschild, Markus Lüpertz, Marc Desgrandchamps and Serban Savu.
His "Gallery Going" column at the New York Sun from 2003-08 is collected at artcritical. His work has also appeared in Art in America, New York Times Book Review, Slate, Artnet, Burlington Magazine, Apollo, Modern Painters, RA Magazine, Print Quarterly, and other publications.
From 2001-10 he served as gallery director at the New York Studio School where his shows included William Tucker: A Drawing Retrospective; Thomas Nozkowski: Drawings; WATERCOLOR (co-curated with Susan Shatter); American Cutout; Lois Dodd: Nudes in the Landscape; Alain Kirili; Rackstraw Downes: Drawing as Part of the Process; Martha Diamond: From Three Decades; Mernet Larsen: The Geometric Figure Paintings; Four Sculptors: Chris Duncan, Geoffrey Heyworth, Karlis Rekevics, Sally Tittmann; Frank Galuszka: Paintings; and An American Abroad: Sandra Fisher and her School of London Friends.
Exhibitions he has organized elsewhere include Alex Katz Collages at Colby College, Wateville, Maine (2005), The Tipping Point at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia (2002), and Between Gesture and Gylph: Paintings by David Brody and Drew Lowenstein at Makor Arts Center, New York (2000).