Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Nathan Koffman

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Philadelphia, PA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1948

Nathan Solis Koffman (1910-1950) was born in Philadelphia and lived there most of his life. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and then won a scholarship from the Barnes Foundation. He went on to appear in many exhibits and receive commissions for murals throughout Philadelphia.



Nathan Koffman worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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