Carol Kohan
Carol Kohan
AtelierCarol@aol.com

A native of Kingston, New York, Carol developed a deep appreciation for the history and natural beauty of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains and a particular fascination for the 19th Century Hudson River School of Art.   Carol received a BA in history from Union College in Schenectady and an MA in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University College at Oneonta where her studies included art history, folk art and photography.   After a 38-year career with the National Park Service in curatorial, interpretation and upper management positions in the East and Midwest, Carol retired as Deputy Superintendent of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites in Hyde Park.  Post-retirement, Carol served two terms as the Town of Hyde Park Historian while pursuing watercolor painting and other creative endeavors.

Carol has studied watercolors with Betsy Jacaruso since 2013 and also studies with Keith Gunderson.  She has attended workshops with other noted artists including Ann Lindsay, Evelyn Dunphy, Jeanne Carbonetti, and Andrew Lattimore.  Carol’s work has been shown at the Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery in Rhinebeck, the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, the “Postcards from the Trail” art exhibits at the Thomas Cole House in Catskill and the “Keep Safe Artwork Project” exhibit at the Millbrook School.

Carol resides in Hyde Park  and continues to be inspired by the Hudson River Valley as she photographs or paints landscapes, gardens and architecture in the studio or “en plein air.”   Carol is thrilled to be a member of the Cross River Fine Art guild, joining artists whose work she has long admired.  Carol plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her paintings to appropriate historic sites or organizations.   

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