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Wolf Kahn

Wolf Kahn was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1927 and emigrated to the U.S. as a child. After attending classes at the New School for Social Research he studied with Hans Hofmann at his School of fine art in New York City. In 1951 Kahn received his B.A. from the University of Chicago. An internationally acclaimed artist, Kahn has been honored with numerous awards, including both Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Design, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and has served on the New York Arts Commission.

Kahn has come to be widely considered the premier landscape painter in America. Color is Wolf Kahn's signature and he says this about his work: this is my primary interest. I am always trying to get to the danger point, where color either becomes too sweet or too harsh; too noisy or too quiet. Always striving to keep his art 'tough' and to keep an 'edge', Wolf Kahn makes landscape paintings with unmatched luminosity.

 

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 Paintings

       

Barn with Closed White Gates 2015

Oil on Canvas
14 x 19 inches 
 
Black on the Right 2016
Oil on Canvas
32 x 50 inches
         

Down by the Riverside 2015 
Oil on Canvas
40 x 60 inches
 
Dusk on Ames Hill 1981 
Oil on Canvas
36 x 52 inches
         

Early Morning Studio 2016
Oil on Canvas
26 x 28 inches
 
Green Band Divided By Orange 2016 
Oil on Canvas
19 x 25 inches
         

Leaning Y 2014
Oil on Canvas
28 x 22 inches
 
Dark Green in the
Middle 
2013
Oil on Canvas
52 x 36 inches
         

Long, Narrow, Yellow 2016
Oil on Canvas
30 x 52 inches
 
Nearby Trees 2016
Oil on Canvas
30 x 50 inches
         

Orange Diagonal 2016
Oil on Canvas
36 x 40 inches

 
Small Orange Spot 2015
Oil on Canvas
22 x 26 inches
         

Thurber Barn, 2014 Version 2014
Oil on Canvas
24 x 28 inches 
 

Route 8, Marlboro, VT 2013
Oil on Canvas
16 x 16 inches 
         

Translucent 2013
Oil on Canvas
30 x 52 inches    
 
Trees in a Gray Blue
Mode 
2014
Oil on Canvas
18 x 32 inches   
         

White Center 2014
Oil on Canvas
36 x 52 inches 
 
Yellow and White
2017
Oil on Canvas
40 x 52 inches 
         

 Pastels

       

Barn with a Dormer 2016
Pastel on Paper
22 1/4 x 30 inches 
    Beech Woods in
Spring 
2013
Pastel on Paper
9 x 11 5/8 inches 
         

Black Trees 2016
Pastel on Paper
20 x 25 3/8 inches
    Gray Barn in the
Evening 
2011
Pastel on Paper
22 x 30 inches
         
Fog Caught
in the Trees 
2003
Pastel on Paper
8 x 9 5/8 inches
 
Old Barn Off Sunset Lake Road 2012
Pastel on Paper
12 x 17 1/2 inches
         
Orange Copse 2007
Pastel on Paper
12 x 18 inches
  Pastel Colored,
October 
2009
Pastel on Paper
14 1/2 x 20 inches
         
Phil's Pond 2011
Pastel on Paper
14 x 16 1/2 inches
 
Pink Barn 2010
Pastel on Paper
22 1/8 x 29 7/8 inches
         
  Seen at Halliday
Brook Road 
2010
Pastel on Paper
8 x 10 inches
 
Study for Old Red Barn
2011
Pastel on Paper
14 x 17 inches
         
Tree Density 2012
Pastel over Monotype
11 x 14 inches
 
Woodland Track 2009
Pastel on Paper
13 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches