Wolf Kahn: Early Pastels

January 16 - March 5, 2016

Born 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, including both Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships.


These pastels, dating from the late 1940s to the 1960s, illustrate the perspective of a young, curious artist interested in depicting the world immediately around him, particularly through still life and specific landscapes. A highlight is the set of pastels in the style of painter Giorgio Morandi, each titled MORANDI (MISUNDERSTOOD), exploring the role color plays in the simplest still life compositions.

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