Marcelle Cahn

À propos de l'artiste

After a longer period of doubt and isolation, in 1946 Marcelle Cahn found herself back on the path of abstract visual expression, employing curved lines and abundant color.
In 1952 came a radical break : Cahn suddenly returned to a highly constructed, geometric approach, establishing her typical style based on white backgrounds beneath a set of straight black lines that organize the surface with the help of basic shapes such as spheres and disks in relief (colored or not).

Excerpt from the Grenoble Museum catalogue, Histoire de blanc et noir

Starting in 1957, Cahn increasingly experimented with cut-outs and collages, which she pursued for the rest of her life

Born in 1895 in Strasbourg died in 1981 in Paris

The webside of the Cercle des amis de Marcelle Cahn

Latest main exhibitions

  • 2006 De Monet à Boltanski Fondation Magnani, Parme, Italie
  • 2007/2008 Capitainerie de la Grande Motte
  • 2008/2009 Musée du Luxembourg, Paris
  • 2009 Messmer Foundation, Riegel, Allemagne
  • 2010/2011 Musée des Ursulines, Mâcon

Works in museums and public collections

  • M.A.M. de la Ville de Paris
  • Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Cholet France
  • Musée de Grenoble, France
  • Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg France
  • Collection Berardo, Lisbonne, Portugal


Lolo 1966

Lolo 1966

16,5 X 24 CM

Sans titre 1975

Sans titre 1975

Collage / sérigraphie
25,5 X 32,5 CM

Xixe peinture relief 1961

Xixe peinture relief 1961

Acrylique sur bois
51,5 x 74 x 6 cm