Wolf Kahn

Wolf Kahn


Nationality: American

Wolf Kahn was born in Germany in 1927 and found his way to America in 1940. After coming to America, he spent time in the United States Navy. Thanks to the G.I. Bill, Kahn was able to study under the great abstract expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. In 1950, he enrolled at the University of Chicago and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in one short year.

When he left school, he was determined to become an artist. To make his dream come true, he and some fellow students founded the Hansa Gallery. It was in this gallery that Kahn had his first solo show. Kahn joined the Grace Borgenicht Gallery in 1956 and regularly showed his work until 1995.

Kahn loves working in oils and pastels and loves working with color. He enjoys pushing color to his limits. He brings color to the point that it almost becomes too much. It is use of color blended with the Realism art form that makes him unique as a painter. Landscapes and nature are his favorite subjects. Kahn has spent a great deal of his life traveling, and this is well represented in his work. He has painted the wonderful landscapes across America as well as in Italy, Greece and Mexico. Today he focuses his work on nature.

He is known for many paintings but there are three that stand out. The Evening Glow located at University of Rochester; My Barn on a Summer Night located at Hirshman Museum; and Pond in November at National Academy of Design.


Wolf Kahn Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) Redwing's Pond, 1982 Oil on canvas 44 x 60 inches (111.8 x 152.4 cm) Signed lower cent
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927)Redwing's Pond, 1982Oil on canvas44 x 60 inches (111.8 x 152.4 cm)Signed lower cent...
Lot 69159
Auction 5330
Friday, November 3, 2017
WOLF KAHN (American, b. 1927) Lakeshore Oil on canvas 16 x 26 inches (40.6 x 66.0 cm) Signed lower right: W. Kahn
WOLF KAHN (American, b. 1927)LakeshoreOil on canvas16 x 26 inches (40.6 x 66.0 cm)Signed lower right: W. Kahn...
Lot 68112
Auction 5211
Saturday, May 2, 2015
WOLF KAHN (American, b. 1927-) Barn Against a Sunlit Hillside, 1977 Oil on canvas 43-1/4 x 51-1/4 inches (109.9 x 130
WOLF KAHN (American, b. 1927-)Barn Against a Sunlit Hillside, 1977Oil on canvas43-1/4 x 51-1/4 inches (109.9 x 130...
Lot 73166
Auction 5118
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) Mobile Home in Arkansas, 1977 Oil on canvas 18 x 28 inches (45.7 x 71.1 cm) Signed low
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927)Mobile Home in Arkansas, 1977Oil on canvas18 x 28 inches (45.7 x 71.1 cm)Signed low...
Lot 69157
Auction 5330
Friday, November 3, 2017
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) Tree Circle, 2002 Pastel on paper 13-1/2 x 16-7/8 inches (34.3 x 42.9 cm) (sheet) Sign
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927)Tree Circle, 2002Pastel on paper13-1/2 x 16-7/8 inches (34.3 x 42.9 cm) (sheet)Sign...
Lot 69158
Auction 5330
Friday, November 3, 2017

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Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) Orange Glow with Green, 1999 Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed lowe...
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) Orange Glow with Green, 1999 Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed lowe... (1)

Auction 5351
Friday, May 4, 2018

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