About the artist:
Paul Cahan an American artist born in 1951.
REVIEW from February 2018 by Donald Kuspit, State University Art and Philosophy Professor (retired) , author of more than twenty books with two Ph D. degrees recently saw my website. He surprised me with the unsolicited personal note, below:
“Your steel sculptures – your “Homage to Kandinsky” are first-rate, hold their own in the tradition of abstract expressionist sculpture. Their formal complexity and allusive “”re-cognition” of the figure, are masterly. I admire your creativity.” Donald Kuspit 2018
Massachusettes College of Art non-degree courses in Painting 1979 - 81
The New School, New York, NY Adult Education 1989
Brass Sculpture: Prof. Louis Trakkis
The Sculpture Center E. 69th St. NY NY 1990 - 1995
Stone Sculpture Carving Arlene Fields
Oxygen/Acetelyn and ARC Welding: Michele Greene, Eliot Lable
Photography Teacher Camp Naticook, NH 1970
Art Teacher Volunteer HIV Positive Youth 2009
Group Exhibits 1991 - 1999
Annual Studios Exhibits The Sculpture Center NYC 1995 - 1997
Self Portraits Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild 1998
Universal Diversity Ten G & L Center 13th St. NYC 1999
Online Group Exhibit: painexhibit.org healthcare gallery 2004 - ongoing
Design Proposal for World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition 2003
PUBLICATIONS: Full Page Image featured in Journal of Pain and Palliative Care & Pharmacotherapy Vol. 20, #2; 2006 pages 78 and 79. “Screaming Turtle” can be viewed on painexhibit.org under website’s “Pain Gallery” Depicts how it felt having adverse reaction to Levaquin that ruptured both achilles tendons and led to years of chronic pain.
World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial Museum Artist Registry 2016
Sculpture 81” x 36” x 14” steel Creation period: 2003 - 2008
Professional Work Experience
Living and Learning Center Lexington Mass 1973-1974
Early Childhood Teacher
HeadStart Program Head Teacher Cambridge, Mass 1975- 1980
Red Cross Blood Services, Dedham, Mass. Marketing Mgr.1981- 1986
New York Blood Center 1987 - 2007 Corporate Relations Manager
Patient Advocate RE: All Floroquinolone Antibiotics, esp. Levaquin 1998 - ongoing
1998: Had disabling adverse reaction from Levaquin antibiotic. Pain Art series began at that time. See “Pain Art” section in website. Floroquinolone antibiotics like Levaquin, Cipro, and Avelox can induce delayed reactions that damages achilles tendons and small fiber nerves, endocrine system.
Patient Advocate against Johnson and Johnson’s Distribution and Misinformation @ Levaquin and FDA incompetence to track adverse reactions.
Submitted Shareholder Proposal to change medication labels. Proxy denied by J&J and SEC. Black Box Warnings added. Stronger labels put on all floroquinolone antibiotics in 2003, 2005, 2008 FDA successfully sued by Chicago Ill, Attorney General Office for mislabeling and not fully informing patients of permanent tendon and peripheral nerve damage. Label changes only, no compensation awarded to all damaged by these toxic drugs that are marketed to doctors as “stronger and better”. Note: They were cancer drugs in 1960’s. Taken off market. Repositioned as antibiotics that FDA approved 1997 with no working system for tracking adverse drug reactions. Corruption between drug companies, FDA, and Pharmacy Managers (CVS, Walgreens) ongoing. Patients not warned properly.
CURRENT PROJECT: Writing art catalogue on the art created in U.S. by two Holocaust Survivors Paul and Eva Marco who lived and worked in NYC, Sarasota, Fla, and Rangeley, Maine. Both now deceased. Mr. Marco was baritone at MET in NYC 1948 – 1963 then sculptor in Maine. Wife Eva oil painter and fine artist in silk embroidery. Her artwork combined the two in unique mythological images and her life in Maine seeking peace and solace with nature.
Paul Cahan an American artist born in 1951. REVIEW from February 2018 by Donald Kuspit, State University Art and Philosophy Professor (retired) , author of more than twenty books with two Ph D. degrees recently saw my website. He surprised me with