Jon (Corka) Cornin (1905 – 1992)

Artist : Jon ( Corka) Cornin
Titled: Zena Kavin ” the artist’s wife”
Medium: oil on canvas
Measures: 32×26 inches
Dated : 1933 signed lower left
Farhat Art Museum Collection

The subject in this painting is the artist’s wife “Zena Kavin” .

it is oil on canvas measures 32×26.It is singed and dated 1933 lower left .


Jon (Corka) Cornin (1905 – 1992) Born in NYC on March 24, 1905. Cornin studied in NYC at the ASL and the Grand Central School of Art. Using the pseudonym CorKa, he and his wife Zena Kavin produced cartoons for Saturday Evening Post and the New Yorker during 1941-52. The Cornins moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1940 and settled in Oakland. He died there on March 12, 1992. He was the author of Painter’s Credo: Selected Notes (Stone House Press, 1985). Exh: Museum of New Mexico, 1937-39; Oakland Art Gallery, 1939-45; SFMA, 1938, 1940, 1945; Calif. WC Society, 1948-49; Denver Museum, 1946; CPLH, 1948.)

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