Penny Vernon Denis Cohn Gallery Photographic Material

Penny Vernon Denis Cohn Gallery Photographic Material

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Denis Cohn (1933-2006) opened one of Auckland’s first dealer galleries in December 1978. Operating until 1986 the Denis Cohn Gallery represented many well-known artists including Don Binney, Philip Clairmont, Murray Grimsdale, Allen Maddox, Sylvia and Peter Siddell and Pauline Thompson.

Penny Vernon, Cohn’s life partner’s (Bill Vernon) sister-in-law, frequently took photographs of exhibitions and, on occasion, of artists in their studios.

This archive is made up of c240 colour negative frames and 20 colour photographic prints; a ceramic by Bronwynne Cornish for Denis Cohn exhibition 'Five x Five', 1980; gingerbread man by Greer Twiss, collected by Penny Vernon from Paul Beadle's retirement from Elam farewell party in 1982.

Images courtesy of Penny Vernon.

Penny Vernon, Greer Twiss, Bronwynne Cornish
Penny Vernon Denis Cohn Gallery Photographic Material
Date range
1980-circa 1985
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E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Penny Vernon, 2022
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