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Wolf Kahn

Wolf Kahn

Paintings

Nationality: American

Biography:
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, 1982 Oil on canvas 44 x 60 inches (111.8 x 152.4 cm) Signed lower cent...
Lot 69159
Auction 5330
Friday, November 3, 2017
$47,500.00
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) Evening Reflections on South Pond, 1990 Oil on canvas 43 x 66 inches (109.2 x 167.6 cm)
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) Evening Reflections on South Pond, 1990 Oil on canvas 43 x 66 inches (109.2 x 167.6 cm)...
Lot 68134
Auction 5351
Friday, May 4, 2018
$47,500.00
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) Trees and Cabins in Winter Fog, 1979 Oil on canvas 42 x 72 inches (106.7 x 182.9 cm) S
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) Trees and Cabins in Winter Fog, 1979 Oil on canvas 42 x 72 inches (106.7 x 182.9 cm) S...
Lot 68154
Auction 5372
Thursday, November 8, 2018
$45,000.00
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) In and Out of the Woods in Winter, 1982 Oil on canvas 28 x 44 inches (71.1 x 111.8 cm)
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) In and Out of the Woods in Winter, 1982 Oil on canvas 28 x 44 inches (71.1 x 111.8 cm)...
Lot 68157
Auction 5372
Thursday, November 8, 2018
$23,750.00
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) Delaware Canal Oil on canvas 18 x 30 inches (45.7 x 76.2 cm) Signed lower center: W
Wolf Kahn (American, b. 1927) Delaware Canal Oil on canvas 18 x 30 inches (45.7 x 76.2 cm) Signed lower center: W ...
Lot 68156
Auction 5372
Thursday, November 8, 2018
$18,750.00

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