Friday, September 9, 2011
Oscar Cahén: Oct 1-30
I've had my head down working on this project for the last month.... very much looking forward to presenting Oscar Cahén's illustrations from the 1940s and 1950s at Illustration House in New York. We had over 100 original works to go through to select these 35 or so. They're amazing. I've never seen such a versatile illustrator before.
Cahén is to Canadian illustrators what a mixture of Beckhoff, Weaver, Martin Stone, Steinberg and Peak would have been to Americans. He just never got recognition in the US because he did almost all his work for Canadian publications. The Toronto Art Directors Club, however, recognized him every year in multiple awards.
I'm writing a 10,000 word essay to go in a full colour catalogue. Web site is here.