American, 20th century, female.
Born 1905, in Rosindale (Massachusetts); died 1999.
Furniture decorator and painter. Nature studies, still-lifes, pastoral scenes.
Martha Cahoon was the daughter of Swedish immigrants who had settled in Massachusetts. Her father was a furniture decorator who had learnt his trade in Sweden and is known to have worked for some of the best-known furniture decoration firms in Boston. Martha learned furniture decoration from her father, specialising in the technique of rosemailing. She married the artist Ralph Cahoon in ...