McCobb, Paul

Paul McCobb was born in Massachusetts in 1910, to a man’s apparel vendor. He was drawn to art at an early age and studied painting at the George Vesper Boston art school. Unfortunately he was drafted in December 1942 and couldn’t complete his studies. But in 1943, he was discharged for medical reasons. In 1946 he created his first works, among which a series of lamps for Raymor. In 1948 he was hired by Feinman furniture company Modern age. He designed many series of furniture throughout the 1950s, which established his good reputation all over the United States, notably the Winchendon Furniture Company with whom he collaborated until 1967. He worked with different materials like wood, aluminum, wrought iron and leather. His creations range from commodes to lighting to ceramics.