Join us for an Artist's Reception - Saturday, 4/1/17 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Exhibit 4/1 - 4/22) Join Borrelli's Chestnut Hill Gallery for a special exhibit honoring Philadelphia Master Philip Cohn. Phil Cohn studied at both PAFA and The Barnes Foundation in the late 1940’s. He was awarded the Cresson European Scholarship which afforded him the opportunity to study in Florence, Italy, where he was mentored by masters and learned traditional Italian painting techniques.
Cohn’s subject matter is comprised of “everyday people doing everyday activities,” as he explains it. He creates scenes that viewers can immediately identify with as he also strives to incorporate influences of Italian, French, and Dutch styles of painting. Although he uses various regions for his inspiration, he ultimately depicts the world from the everyday American experience. His life in Philadelphia with his dear wife, Colette, coupled with his international studies and travel, have given him a worldly foundation for his subjects. He is a master at portraying the human condition.
Borrelli's is proud to represent Phil's work in the Philadelphia area. His works have been featured at the Woodmere Art Museum, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Widener University Art Museum, and PAFA. Phil has won numerous awards, and his work is widely collected both publicly and privately including in the permanent collections of the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and PAFA.