Isabel Cohen was born in Charleston, South Carolina to a well-known attorney Asher Cohen. She grew up in Charleston and attended the College of Charleston.
Isabel studied at the Art Students League in New York with Elliott Daingerfield, France with several instructors focused principally on outdoor scenes and figure work and later she moved to Rome to study (Jospeh Noel) and met her husband Gorda Doud. They traveled and painted together in Rome, Canada and New York.
Isabel exhibited: Charleston Expo 1902 (Prize), St. Louis Expo 1904 (Prize), National Academy of Design in New York City 1907 “Marigolds” and 1910 “Passage” and NAWPS in 1924.
Collections: The Gibbs Museum, Charleston, South Carolina, Morris Museum, Augusta, Georgia