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FOHH Guest Speaker, Eve M. Kahn Wins Book Award

Updated: May 12, 2020

Circa 1930's Cockcroft painting: "Ramapo River", Sloatsburg, NY"

In Fall 2018, independent scholar Eve M. Kahn, who has lectured on art, architectural history and antiques for three decades, kicked off The Friends of Harmony Hall "Forgotten Artists of Sloatsburg Series".

The successful event presented the life of artist, couturier, ceramicist, Edith Varian Cockcroft (1881-1962). Presented in the double parlor of Harmony Hall, the event remains one of the best attended lectures produced by the FOHH. Scholars, gallery owners, collectors and writers from Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond were in attendance.

The Cockcroft studio and home was located off of Seven Lakes Drive in Sloatsburg, NY. Cockcroft was a prolific painter and ceramist during her years of living and working in Sloatsburg. Ms. Kahn presented a vibrant lecture on the life and times of this dynamic female artist. Ceramics and significant paintings by Edith Varian Cockcroft were displayed in the dining room of Harmony Hall.

Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams (1857-1907) continues the meticulous research and enthusiasm which Eve M. Kahn brings to all her subjects. Published by Wesleyan University Press, this first book by Eve has won a 2019 Sarton Women’s Book Award for Nonfiction.

The Friends of Harmony Hall heartily congratulate Eve and look forward to hosting a lecture by her in the future!

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