August 4, 2020

Oscar Cahén Book Now Available at TrépanierBaer & Interview with Michael Cahén

TrépanierBaer is pleased to announce the release of the third printing of the acclaimed book Oscar Cahén.

Collaboratively published in 2017 by The Cahén Archives and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery for the artist’s retrospective exhibition curated by the late Jeffrey Spalding at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, ten contributors cast new light on the life and career of the European-born Canadian artist Oscar Cahén, from the shadows of his early life, staying one step ahead of the Nazis, through his spectacular rise as Canada’s greatest illustrator and principle founder of the avant-garde Painters Eleven, and ending with his tragic and untimely death in 1956 in Toronto.

This volume was awarded the prestigious Alcuin Design Award in the Excellence in Book Design Limited Editions Category  (2017), and was lauded in reviews by Robert Fulford in the National Post (2018), and by Robert Enright in both the Globe and Mail, and Border Crossings Magazine (2018).  Demand exceeded supply, so much that the first and second printings soon sold out.

In conjunction with the third printing, Yves Trépanier recently interviewed Michael Cahén, son of Oscar Cahén. To watch their informative and lively exchange, please click here.

Copies of the third printing of Oscar Cahén are now available at TrépanierBaer Gallery. To acquire the book or for more information, please call 403 244 2066 or e-mail at

Also of note, mark your calendars for Thursday, November 26, 2020 for the opening of Oscar Cahén at the Centre Gallery at Feheley Fine Arts in Toronto. Stay tuned for more details.