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Alan Barry Cohen, American photographer, artist. Art Critics' Travel grantee National Endowment for the Arts, 1978; Summer Research fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, 1978.


Cohen, Alan Barry was born on August 28, 1943 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert and Ruth (Goldstein) Cohen.


Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1966. Master of Science in Photography, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1972.


Science associate, Argonne (Illinois) National Laboratory, 1966-1969;instructor, Illinois Institute Technology, Chicago, 1972-1974;visiting artist, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, 1975-1976;professor, Columbia College, Chicago, 1976-1987;visiting artist department art history, theory, criticism, School of the The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, since 1987;visiting artist, School for New Learning, DePaul University, Chicago, since 1992. Visiting artist Barat College, Lake Forest, Illinois, 1978. Photography critic The Washington Star, 1976-1978.

Writer art and photography Trans World Airlines Ambassador, Minneapolis, 1979-1984. Reviewer National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, 1980-1985.


  • Other Work

    • Photographer artist in 53 museum collections. Contributor articles and interviews to journals, books, exhibition catalogues, magazines newspapers.


Robert Cohen

Ruth (Goldstein) Cohen