Hannah Cohoon

Life Dates:
1788 – 1864
Artist Biography:
Known for only four existing works of art, Hannah Cohoon has a unique reputation as a mid-19th century artist of the Shaker religion from Massachusetts. Three of her identified paintings are of the Tree of Life, and the other, "Basket of Apples", is a still life. Each is a precise, brightly colored, carefully balanced geometric arrangement painted with tempera and ink that combines elements of folk art with a sophisticated sense of visual impact.