WOLF KAHN

Six Decades

24 April - 31 May 2014

Into a Clearing, 1960, Oil on canvas, 61 3/4 x 53 1/2 inches, 156.8 x 135.9 cm, A/Y#11082
Trees Absorbing Light, 1961, Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches, 50.8 x 61 cm, A/Y#10333
Hairbrush Island, 1961, Oil on canvas, 19 x 24 inches, 48.3 x 61 cm, A/Y#10336
Deer Isle - Fog Closing In, 1968, Oil on canvas, 66 x 72 inches, 167.6 x 182.9 cm, A/Y#21148
Adams Farm, Evening IV, 1976, Oil on canvas, 44 x 60 inches, 111.8 x 152.4 cm, A/Y#21504
Barn Atop a Ridge, 1987, Oil on canvas, 72 x 84 inches, 182.9 x 213.4 cm, A/Y#18283
Sauna Shed at Dusk, 1990, Oil on canvas, 36 x 42 inches, 91.4 x 106.7 inches, A/Y#10307
Hot Summer, 1990, Oil on canvas, 52 x 66 inches, 132.1 x 167.6 cm, A/Y#21548
Strong Color, 1993, Oil on canvas, 52 x 66 inches, 132.1 x 167.6 cm, A/Y#21528
Orange Reflected, 1994, Oil on canvas, 28 x 34 inches, 71.1 x 86.4 cm, A/Y#10921
Silvery Foliage, 1997, Oil on canvas, 32 x 28 inches, 81.3 x 71.1 cm, A/Y#21554
Tall Pines, 1999, Oil on canvas, 68 x 84 inches, 172.7 x 213.4, A/Y#21159
Dark Mood, 2002, Oil on canvas, 24 x 25 inches, 61 x 63.5 cm, A/Y#9017
Distant Shower, 2002, Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches, 76.2 x 91.4 cm, A/Y#13046
Saltbox Barn in an Open Field, 2003, Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches, 55.9 x 71.1 cm, A/Y#10098
Dawn, 2003, Oil on canvas, 44 x 52 inches, 111.8 x 132.1 cm, A/Y#10308
Under Tall Trees, 2005 Oil on canvas, 28 x 30 inches, 71.1 x 76.2 cm, A/Y#12724
In Westport, 2005-06, Oil on canvas, 52 x 56 inches, 132.1 x 142.2 cm, A/Y#21527
Tangly Woods in Pink & Green, 2007, Oil on canvas, 68 x 84 inches, 172.7 x 213.4 cm, A/Y#15469
Green Saturation, 2011, Oil on canvas, 52 x 72 inches, 132.1 x 182.9 cm, A/Y#19651
Pond off Barrow Road, 2011, Oil on canvas, 52 x 60 inches, 132.1 x 152.4 cm, A/Y#20034
Bold Color, 2011, Oil on canvas, 28 x 26 inches, 71.1 x 66 cm, A/Y#20154
Horticulture, 2012, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 61 x 61 cm, A/Y#20386
Thin Orange Path, 2012, Oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches, 50.8 x 66 cm, A/Y#20388
Green Landscape with Greenhouses, 2012, Oil on canvas, 64 x 84 inches, 162.6 x 213.4 cm, A/Y#20444
Blatant, 2012, Oil on canvas, 26 x 26 inches, 66 x 66 cm, A/Y#20448
Bright Ground, 2012, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 61 x 61 cm, A/Y#20461
Against a Yellow Rise, 2013, Oil on canvas, 64 x 84 inches, 162.6 x 213.4 cm, A/Y#20889
Large Tree Parade, 2013, Oil on canvas, 64 x 90 inches, 162.6 x 228.6 cm, A/Y#20995
Orchard Under a Gray Sky, 2013, Oil on canvas, 52 x 55 inches, 132.1 x 139.7 cm, A/Y#21298
Marsh, 2013, Oil on canvas, 36 x 52 inches, 91.4 x 132.1 cm, A/Y#21299
Yellow Predominates, 2014, Oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches, 45.7 x 66 cm, A/Y#21459
Weaving Gray and Yellow, 2014, Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches, 132.1 x 132.1 cm, A/Y#21529
Quarter Mile View, 2014, Oil on canvas, 64 x 64 inches, 162.6 x 162.6 cm, A/Y#21565

Press Release

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AMERINGER | McENERY | YOHE is pleased to announce a survey exhibition of works by Wolf Kahn.  The exhibition will open on 24 April and will remain on view through 31 May 2014.  A public reception for the artist will be held on 24 April from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

With paintings dating from 1960 to 2014, this exhibition of works illustrates the complex evolution of Wolf Kahn's prolific career. 

Kahn's early works are nearly monochromatic, concentrating on subtle varying tonalities.  Though nature was his inspiration, the subject matter remains allusive.  However, by the late 1960s, Kahn began his transition to a bolder palette.  Amidst this shift, the subject becomes increasingly explicit while abstractly depicted. 

The landscape, both real and fantastic, becomes a conduit for imagination and invention and acts as a vehicle for Kahn's painterly gesture and bold exploration of color. 

Like the late works of Matisse, Avery, and Hofmann, Kahn's paintings from the last decade are a great flowering that celebrate joy, beauty, color, and life. 

WOLF KAHN was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1927. He immigrated to the United States by way of England in 1940. In 1945, he graduated from the High School of Music & Art in New York, after which, he spent time in the Navy. Under the GI Bill, he 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.

Having completed his degree in only one year, Kahn was determined to become a professional artist. He and other Hofmann students established the Hansa Gallery, a cooperative gallery where Kahn had his first solo exhibition. In 1956, he joined the Grace Borgenicht Gallery, where he exhibited regularly until 1995. Kahn has received a Fulbright Scholarship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Travelling extensively, he 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.

Wolf Kahn regularly exhibits at galleries and museums across North America. His work may be found 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.