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Catalog Number 2014.001.001
Description 1986 Portrait of Judge Melvin Cohn by John Bohrer. Oil on canvas is mounted inside a gold-colored wooden frame with a brown colored outer edge and a white color interior cloth mat. Image is a head and shoulder portrait of former San Mateo County judge Melvin Cohn. He is wearing a black robe over a white shirt with a color and a red tie. He is also wearing eye glasses. His thinning white hair is combed back. Background is comprised of large gold and gray colored brush strokes. He is facing slightly left with his right ear being visible.
Object Name Portrait
Collection 3D - Art
Title 1986 Portrait of Judge Melvin Cohn by John Bohrer
Date 1986
Creator Bohrer, John
Role Artist
Inscription Text " John Bohrer / '86" (artist signature front lower left corner)
Provenance The portrait was dedicated at the San Mateo County Law Library in 1986 where it was displayed for several years.
Notes Judge Melvin Cohn was the Judge of the Municipal Court from 1963-1964 and the Judge of the Superior Court from 1964-1983.

[http://www.advantageadr.com/judgeresumes/cohn.html] In private practice, Judge Cohn was a partner at Aaronson, Cohn and Dickerson, with experience in municipal law, commercial, construction, trusts and estates, family, personal injury, professional liability and toxic torts. Senior City Attorney, City of San Carlos, San Mateo County, 1956-1963. Counsel, Federal Security Agency, Washington D.C., 1940-1942. Member of faculty, California continuing judicial studies program (CJER), Berkeley, 1981-1983; faculty member, California Judicial College (CJER), Berkeley, 1973-1974 and 1983. California Judicial Councils Representative on California Criminal Justice, 1973-1976; former Chairman, Judicial Planning Committee, 1975-1981.
Dimensions H-35.25 W-29 D-2 inches
Dimension Details (frame); 27x21 (image)
Medium Oil Paint
Search Terms Bohrer, John
Cohn, Melvin E.
Judges
Paintings
Portraits
Subjects Judges
Paintings
Portrait paintings
People Bohrer, John
Cohn, Melvin E.