Fre Cohen

Fré Cohen designed graphic printed matter for the municipality of Amsterdam, for the socialist movement, such as the Social Democratic Workers Party (SDAP), the Arbeiders Jeugd Centrale (AJC), trade unions and cooperatives. She made linocuts in the form of ex-libris and book bindings, but also drawings, watercolors, posters, medals and even flags.

In this overview exhibition, all facets of her work are discussed. The exhibition focuses on her social ideals, her feminist views and Jewish inspiration. Her Jewish descent is in line with the story of the Amsterdam School, which had an important basis in the Jewish proletariat, including the diamond workers' movement. Her - tragic - story with her death in the Second World War is largely the story of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam School.