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Ronald Cohen’s Portfolio of Architectural Studies Collected in Cape Town – A Study in Watercolours

Cape Town - A Study in WatercoloursFernwood Press is proud to announce Cape Town – A Study in Watercolours by Ronald Cohen:

This artist’s portfolio of 25 watercolour prints of architectural Cape Town is a feast of colour, character and perspective. The late Ronald Cohen, architect and artist, spent a lifetime capturing his surroundings on paper. His first love was the urban scene, where he never tired of recording the lines, volumes and details of beautiful buildings, and the play of light on their facades.

Assembled here loose leaf, on A3-sized, high-quality thick art paper, are 25 of Cape Town’s iconic scenes, from soaring classical edifices to rows of flat-roofed semis, and incorporating schools, mosques, churches and homes, from grand to humble.

A booklet is included, in which each work is discussed, giving some history about the site, its architects, influences and inhabitants.

For lovers of Cape Town and its buildings and history, or anyone with an interest in painting, this is a wonderful collection to have, to enjoy, to frame – and it makes an inspired gift.

About the author

The late Ronald Cohen (1936–2007) grew up in Bloemfontein and qualified as an architect in Johannesburg before emigrating to the UK. In London he pursued a successful and fulfilling career in both architecture and interior design, and painted at every opportunity. He travelled widely, producing a rich body of work from innumerable holiday destinations. But it was in Cape Town that he found “everything to delight [his] senses”, and from where his best work emanated.

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