Brian D. Cohen is an educator, writer, printmaker and painter. He founded Bridge Press in 1989 to further the association and integration of visual image, original text and book structure. His books and etchings are held by major private and public collections throughout the country, and he was the first-place winner of three major international print competitions. His essays on arts education are a regular feature of the Arts and Culture section of the Huffington Post. [January 2015]

An Artist Collects

Scheuchzer, Physica Sacra, Genesis, Tab. II, after designs by Johann Melchior Fussli (ca. 1731), engraving, 13 3/4 x 9 inches. Collection of the author.

I attended college in Main Line Philadelphia, not far from the former location of the Barnes Foundation, which I visited frequently. I recognized in the Barnes collection not only the magnificence of its holdings Read More

Art in (Middle) America

Around 1970 my grandmother gave me a print by Käthe Kollwitz—Stehender Weiblicher Akt (Standing female nude, 1900)—that she had acquired a decade earlier in exchange for a week’s salary from her job as a sales clerk at Gimbels department store Read More

Gillian Pederson-Krag

This new monograph surveys four decades of Gillian Pederson-Krag’s oeuvre, reproducing some 100 works from the lengthy career of this contemporary realist painter and printmaker. The text, apart from a brief introduction by Tom Mederos, is the artist’s own: five brief essays in which Pederson-Krag outlines her intentions, preoccupations and influences. Read More