The Early Years
November 20, 2010 - February 5, 2011
Wolf Kahn: The Early Years featured paintings and pastels from 1950 to 1070 and marked the first time the gallery had been invited to delve into the artist's archives on such a grand scale. Included in the exhibition were over 50 works from this fascinating period.
The early works reveal strong influences by artists such as Bonnard, Matisse, Monet, Soutine and Van Gogh. The artist himself often cites Hans Hofmann as his most influential mentor and teacher, incorporating many of Hofmann's principles of chromatic tension and movement in his own painting.