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Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927), "Midsummer Contrasts", 1976, oil on canvas, signed 'W Kahn' lower right

Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927), "Midsummer Contrasts", 1976, oil on canvas, signed 'W Kahn' lower right

Item Description:

Signed lower right, framed


Appears fine. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions. Not examined out of the frame. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.


Private Collection, Texas
Acquired by the father of the current owner in the late 1970s at the advice of interior designer Bill Mathers
Inherited by descent to the current owner, Austin, Texas, 2012 (this painting is currently located in Baltimore, Maryland)


Height 40 in. x Width 52 in. (sight)

About The Artist:

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1927, Wolf Kahn immigrated to the United States by way of England in 1940. Under the GI Bill, the artist studied with renowned teacher and Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann, later becoming Hofmann's studio assistant. In 1950, he enrolled in the University of Chicago. He graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Traveling extensively, Kahn has painted landscapes in Egypt, Greece, Hawaii, Italy, Kenya, Maine, Mexico, and New Mexico. He spends his summers and autumns in Vermont on a hillside farm, which he and his wife, the painter Emily Mason, have owned since 1968.
The unique blend of Realism and formal discipline of Color Field painting sets the work of Wolf Kahn apart. Kahn is an artist who embodies a synthesis of artistic traits - the modern abstract training of Hans Hofmann, the palette of Matisse, Rothko's sweeping bands of color, and the atmospheric qualities of American Impressionism. The fusion of color, spontaneity and representation has produced a rich and expressive body of work.
Wolf Kahn regularly exhibits at galleries and museums across North America. His work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the Hirshhorn Museum and the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
- From the artist's website


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