This illustration won Cahén the 1952 medal for Editorial Illustration from the Art Directors Club of Toronto. It was then exhibited by the Art Directors Club of New York. Illustration for “The Most Beautiful Girl I’ve Ever Known,” 1951, by Douglas Carmichael, Maclean’s.
Success came rapidly for Cahén between 1953 and 1956, and he was frequently invited to exhibit. This painting was included in the 2nd Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil, 1953–54. “Requiem”, c. 1953, current location unknown.
."Untitled", watercolour, 13 1/2 x 12 in. William Ronald (1926-1998) was an important Canadian painter, best known as the founder of the influential Canadian abstract art group Painters Eleven in 1954. Working for the Robert Simpson Co. department store, he persuaded management to pair abstract paintings with furniture displays, thereby discovering a way to get the public to accept non-representational art.