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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

       

Barns In Perspective 2012

Oil on Canvas
36 x 52 inches 
 
Black Trees Against 
An Orange Hillside 
2018
Oil on Canvas
22 x 28 inches
         

Copse 2015 
Oil on Canvas
28 x 20 inches
 

Gray Trees, Gray

Sky 2015 
Oil on Canvas
24 x 22 inches

         

Landscape in a
Minor Key 
2010
Oil on Canvas
36 x 52 inches

 
Low Barn and Pink
Hills 
2006
Oil on Canvas
20 x 28 inches
         

Orange Diagonal 2016
Oil on Canvas
36 x 40 inches    
 
Tending Toward Green 2005
Oil on Canvas
44 x 44 inches   
         

Whetstone Valley 2015
Oil on Canvas
24 x 26 inches   
 
Yellow Meadows,
Blue Ponds 
2007
Oil on Canvas
36 x 52 inches   
         

White Sky 2011
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40 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 
  Black and Yellow
in the Woods 
2006
Pastel on Paper
11 x 13 1/2 inches 
         

Blue Hills 2017
Pastel on Paper
9 x 11 1/2 inches
 
Blue Slope 2001
Pastel on Paper
8 x 10 inches
         

Following the
Ridge Line 
2016
Pastel on Paper
9 x 11 1/2 inches
 
Olive Green and Yellow 2016
Pastel on Paper
7 3/4 x 9 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
         

An Orange Road
Flows Through It 
2017
Pastel on Paper
9 x 11 1/2 inches
 
Pink Barn 2010
Pastel on Paper
22 1/8 x 29 7/8 inches
         

Sarah's Favorite
2017
Pastel on Paper
9 x 11 1/2 inches
 
Sky Verging Toward
Pink 
2017
Pastel on Paper
9 x 12 inches
         

Tree Wall/Diagonal 2012
Pastel over Monotype
11 x 13 1/2 inches
 
Woodland Track 2009
Pastel on Paper
13 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches