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"Oscar Cahén, Life & Work" by Jaleen Grove was released in September 2015 published by Art Canada Institute (www.aci-iac.ca).
Cahén (1916-1956) fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and settled in Canada. One of the founders of Painters Eleven, Cahén was in the vanguard of the Canadian abstract art movement while working as a successful commercial illustrator.
Jaleen Grove was Scholar in Residence at The Cahén Archives, from 2013 to 2016.
BOOK COVER: Oscar Cahén, Austin Healey 100 Engine, 1954, oil on cradled Masonite, private collection, © Cahén Archives
TOP LEFT: Oscar Cahén in his studio, 1951, photographs by Page Toles, the Cahén Archives, Toronto
TOP RIGHT: Oscar Cahén, Illustration for Maclean's, January 15, 1952, 1952. The Cahén Archives, Toronto.