Wolf Kahn German, 1927-2020
Wolf Kahn is widely considered the premier landscape painter in America. Color is Wolf Kahn's signature and he said 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 made landscape paintings with unmatched luminosity.
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 was honored with numerous awards, including both Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships. He was an elected member of the National Academy of Design, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and served on the New York Arts Commission.
Fall SelectionsGroup Exhibition September 26 - November 7, 2020Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring works by artists Charles Basham, Katherine Boxall, Christopher Clamp, Susan Grossman, Frank Faulkner, Wolf Kahn, Kim Keever, Robert Kushner, Thomas McNickle, Dennis Lee Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Roland Poska, and James Rosati.
Wolf KahnA 50 Year Survey March 17 - May 12, 2018Wolf Kahn: A Fifty Year Survey is a retrospective exhibition of paintings and pastels by the internationally acclaimed artist . New work will be shown alongside art from the past...
A Pastel InvitationalMay 13 - July 8, 2017Presenting an invitational exhibition of artists from across the United States who are known for their mastery in pastel. This velvety medium is capable of remarkable diversity if directed by...
Wolf KahnEarly Pastels January 16 - March 5, 2016Born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1927, Wolf Kahn immigrated to the United States as a child. An internationally acclaimed artist, Kahn has been honored with numerous museum exhibitions and awards,...