Untitled (abstract landscape) by Wolf Kahn

Untitled (abstract landscape) by Wolf Kahn

Untitled (abstract landscape)

Wolf Kahn

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Title

Untitled (abstract landscape)

 
Artist

Wolf Kahn

  1927 - 2020 (biography)
Year
c. 1965  
Technique
pastel 
Image Size
13 7/8 x 16 5/8" image and paper size 
Signature
orange crayon, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
SHBA110 
Price
$5,000.00 
Description

An early pastel by Wolf Kahn, probably of Central Park in Manhattan. This pastel drawing has tablet perferations on the left margin. There are traces of black pigment on the verso, perhaps from the work being set on top of another pastel in the pad. The paper has mat burn on the recto. The work is from a member of Kahn's family.

Born in Stuttgart, Germany on October 4, 1927, Wolf Kahn immigrated to the United States by way of England in 1940. In 1945, he graduated from the High School of Music & Art in New York after which he spent time in the Navy. Under the GI Bill, he studied with renowned teacher and Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann, later becoming Hofmann's studio assistant. In 1950, he enrolled in the University of Chicago where he graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Having completed his degree in only one year, Kahn was determined to become a professional artist. He and other former Hofmann students established the Hansa Gallery, a cooperative gallery where Kahn had his first solo exhibition. In 1956, he joined the Grace Borgenicht Gallery, where he exhibited regularly until 1995. Kahn has received a Fulbright Scholarship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Award in Art from the Academy of Arts and Letters.Traveling extensively, he has painted landscapes in Egypt, Greece, Hawaii, Italy, Kenya, Maine, Mexico, and New Mexico. He spent summers and autumns in Vermont on a hillside farm, which he and his wife, the painter Emily Mason owned.

The unique blend of Realism and formal discipline of Color Field painting sets the work of Wolf Kahn apart. Kahn is an artist who embodies a synthesis of artistic traits – the modern abstract training of Hans Hofmann, the palette of Matisse, Rothko's sweeping bands of color, and the atmospheric qualities of American impressionism. The fusion of color, spontaneity and representation has produced a rich and expressive body of work.

Wolf Kahn died on March 15, 2020 in New York, NY.

 

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