Ben Uri collection

Work by Ellen Kuhn

Ellen Kuhn was born in Munich, Germany in 1937. In August 1939 she fled with her family to New York, catching the last Holland-American line ship. They settled in Harlem, and she attended her first life-drawing class aged eight. As a teenager she studied at the University of Wisconsin, completing a masters in fine art at Berkeley. After meeting and marrying scientist John Charap in San Francisco, the couple moved to England, settling in London. Her work ranged from commercial printing to abstract expressionism, deriving from her period in New York. During the 1960s, she also produced work that drew on civil unrest including the war in Vietnam. She also taught at the Henrietta Barnett School, the London College of Furniture and Camden Arts Institute.

3 work/s by this artist from the collection are shown below. For a more detailed record and image please click on the link.

The Balcony (I)

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-197i

The Balcony (II)

Object type drawing

Accession number 1987-197ii

The Seamstress

Object type print

Accession number 1997-5