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Goodbye to a 'grandparent' of Door County art

Abe Cohn left his mark on more than just the clay he created his pottery with

5:57 PM, May 14, 2013
Abe Cohn is shown with his wife and business partner, Ginka, having a laugh while at work in the studio at their Potters Wheel Gallery in Fish Creek in 2005. Abe Cohn passed away May 10, two years after Ginka's death, and fellow artists remember the Cohns' openness and pioneering impact on the Door County art scene.
Abe Cohn is shown with his wife and business partner, Ginka, having a laugh while at work in the studio at their Potters Wheel Gallery in Fish Creek in 2005. Abe Cohn passed away May 10, two years after Ginka's death, and fellow artists remember the Cohns' openness and pioneering impact on the Door County art scene.
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Abraham Cohn came from the Milwaukee area to open the first pottery studio/gallery in Door County in 1956 and kept his Potters Wheel Gallery in Fish Creek running in the 57 years ever since.

That alone would be enough reason to remember "Abe" as one of the most important figures in the Peninsula's now-vibrant visual arts scene. Just as art lovers came to know Door County for the paintings and drawings of Sturgeon Bay native Gerhard C.F. Miller, so, too, did they associate Door County pottery with Cohn for many years.

Cohn, who passed away May 10 at age 88, is being remembered by family and ...

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