"Mixed Band" # IG 92

ink on hi-art illustration board

The Cahén Archives invites participation in 

the Oscar Cahén Catalogue Raisonné BETA and Cahén Fonds BETA


Scope: The Cahén Archives houses archival materials providing a resource for exhibitions, teaching, learning, and scholarly research. The online archives include the papers of the artist and material in multiple media (textual, graphic, moving image and sound). 


Access to the Oscar Cahén Catalogue Raisonné & Cahén Fonds is free of charge, but subscription-based. Please email archives@cahen.net for a password to view. 


Oscar Cahén Catalogue Raisonné database beta

This online catalogue raisonné contains detailed records for the currently known artist’s works across all media from 1931 to 1956; some 140 oils, 30 watercolours, 58 mixed media, 170 graphics and more than 600 illustrations, including 80 cartoons.


Oscar Cahén Fonds database beta


Consisting of more than 1,700 records, the Cahén Fonds consists of correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, drafts and proofs of essays, articles, art reviews, editorials, books, poetry, short stories, curricula vitae, drawings, prints, posters, recordings, films, photographic prints, negatives and transparencies, scrapbooks, exhibition catalogues, newspaper cuttings and other periodicals, certificates, legal documents, dealer notes, address book, a collection of material about the artist , his family, his contemporaries, the period, along with additional miscellaneous items including a collection of Chritmas cards shared among Painter’s Eleven members. The Fonds is fully searchable by individual and multiple tags. Researchers NOTE: Some files appear to be duplicated - those files are identical in content but saved in multiple formats - .tif, .jpg., pdf, .ai etc.

By documenting each work by Oscar Cahén in the Catalogue Raisonné, and contributing to the archival documentation on the history of the Cahén family, you will help affirm the authenticity of the artwork, and build the reputation and scholarly comprehension of Cahén's work as a whole.


The updated Oscar Cahén Fonds database beta is currently partially uploaded, and will be available online from July 2018.


We extend a warm welcome to the friends, collectors, researchers, galleries, museums and institutions to the authorized resource on Oscar Cahén. There will be, of course, updates to the catalogue raisonné and fonds as new research becomes available.


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