Oscar Cahen

PRice Range (Hammer PRice)
$2752 - $92,060
1916 - 1956
Painter
Oscar Cahen
1916 - 1956
Bio

Oscar Cahen, visual artist (born 8 February 1916 in Copenhagen, Denmark; died 26 November 1956 in Oakville, ON). In the 1950s Oscar Cahen was an award-winning magazine illustrator and abstract painter, and a member of the collective Painters Eleven. In 1953-54 his work was included in exhibitions that represented Canada abroad. Considered a seminal influence in the advancement of abstract art in Canada, Cahen is represented in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Notable Collections

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Arts Gallery of Toronto

Avg. Bid vs. Low Estimate
118.00%
The percentage above low estimate collectors have bid in the past 5 years.
1 Year Sales Volume
4
The amount of pieces bought in the last year of this artist.
Sell-Through Rate
21.74%
The percentage of pieces that sell on auction.
Total Sales
$405,883.00
Avg. Mid Estimate
$23,023.20
Avg. Hammer Price
$22,549.06
Top Price Realized
$92,060.00
Solo Shows
40
Group Shows
15
Museum Exhibitions
10
5.8
out of 10
ArtVenture Rating

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