Bernard Cohen is mainly known as an abstract painter. Born in London, Cohen studied at South West Essex Technical College, and, later, at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Slade School of Fine Art in London. Beginning in the early 1960s, he produced paintings that combined several different stylistic influences, primarily Abstract Expressionism. In the mid-1970s Cohen’s works became more colorful and precise in detail, featuring densely layered patterns and motifs.
Today, his works can be found in institutions such as the Tate Gallery in London and the Walker Arts Center in Minnesota.