Art Brokerage: Ralph Cahoon American Artist: b. 1910 - 1982. The "mermaid" became Ralph Cahoon's hallmark in the 1960s. This was firmly established and his style was definitely his own. Many artists would feel constricted by such a limited choice of subject matter, but Cahoon's creativity within this genre exploded. His mermaid does everything imaginable; they knit, play golf, fish, hide in trees, pose for photographs, and are generally up to every conceivable sort of hijinks. The classic setting for Cahoon's mermaids is a typical New England backdrop of ocean and lighthouse, and also of hot air balloons. His palette had evolved and tended towards more intense, jewel-like tones. His work encompasses the qualities of the primitive in combination with the decorative style, all imbued with a unique perspective. His work is well-seasoned with this special sense of humor and displays a cohesive vision of fantasia. Art Brokerage is interested in listing any American artist Ralph Cahoon artworks for sale. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.