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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
 

Dark Green in the

Middle 2013 

Oil on Canvas
52 x 36 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
         
Lime/Yellow 2018
Oil on Canvas
27 x 27 inches  
  Occluded 2018
Oil on Canvas
40 x 36 inches  
         

Orange Diagonal 2016
Oil on Canvas
36 x 40 inches    
 
Pink Corner 2018
Oil on Canvas
24 x 26 inches   
         
Receding 2009
Oil on Canvas
28 x 24 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   
         

Yellow Foliage 2018
Oil on Canvas
25 x 31 inches 
 
Yellow and White
2017
Oil on Canvas
40 x 52 inches 
 

       

 Pastels

       

April Trees 2017
Pastel on Paper
11 x 14 inches 
 
Barely Visible 2017
Pastel on Paper
9 x 12 inches 
         

Blue Hills 2017
Pastel on Paper
9 x 11 1/2 inches
 
Dark Incline 2016
Pastel on Paper
221/2 x 30 inches
         

Following the
Ridge Line 
2016
Pastel on Paper
9 x 11 1/2 inches
 
Gray Overcast 2017
Pastel on Paper
10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches
         

Long and Narrow Tangle 2006
Pastel on Paper
9 1/2 x 17 inches
 
Low Barn 2005
Pastel on Paper
8 x 13 inches
         

Pale Mississippi Sunset 2005
Pastel on Paper
9 x 12 inches
 
Predominately Rose 1999
Pastel on Paper
15 x 20 inches
         

Pink, Well Integrated 2005
Pastel on Paper
11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
 
Spring at Yellowstone 2008
Pastel on Paper
22 3/8 x 30 inches
         

Starry Night 2016
Pastel on Paper
22 1/4 x 29 3/4 inches
 
Tree Wall/Diagonal 2012
Pastel on Paper
11 x 13 1/2 inches