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Cohen art scholarship awarded to 2013 Bel Air High graduate

Faith Wang, a graduate of Bel Air High School, was the first recipient of the Cohen art scholarship.

The family of the late Hannah and David Cohen, prominent Bel Air residents, has awarded its first art scholarship to a 2013 Bel Air High School graduate.

Faith Wang, who lives in Forest Hill and graduated last week, received $2,500, the maximum scholarship under the new scholarship program.


Lisa Feldman, the Cohens' daughter, said Wang plans to major in industrial design at Cornell University.

"She happens to be very good, unlike most artists, at math and science, so I think that's terrific," Feldman said. "My family didn't want to limit this to studio art."


The scholarship was made possible by proceeds from a sale of more than 200 pieces of Hannah Cohen's artwork last summer at Liriodendron Mansion.

Hannah Cohen was a prolific artist who died in 2011. Her husband died the following year. The family owned and operated Hirsch's Menswear on Main Street for decades.

The idea for the scholarship came from daughter, Francine Cohen, who lives with her husband, Jeffrey Cohen, in Havre de Grace, as well as fellow Harford artist Jim Butcher.

"This was their idea and it's being fulfilled, and it's going to a very qualified person," Feldman said.