WOLF KAHN

November 19 – December 23, 2015

Purple Diagonal, 2013, Oil on canvas, 20 x 22 inches, 50.8 x 55.9 cm, AMY#21558
Rose Toward Orange, 2013, Oil on canvas, 20 x 25 inches, 50.8 x 63.5 cm, AMY#21295
Pale Yellow, 2013, Oil on canvas, 20 x 18 inches, 50.8 x 45.7 cm, AMY#21296
Orchard Under a Gray Sky, 2013, Oil on canvas, 52 x 55 inches, 132.1 x 139.7 cm, AMY#21298
Marsh, 2013, Oil on canvas, 36 x 52 inches, 91.4 x 132.1 cm, AMY#21299
Small Square, White Sky, 2013, Oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches, 40.6 x 40.6 cm, AMY#21302
Celebrating Blue Gray (Large Version), 2013, Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches, 132.1 x 132.1 cm, AMY#21368
On the Leyden Road (Large Version), 2013, Oil on canvas, 52 x 76 inches, 132.1 x 193 cm, AMY#21505
Yellow, Orange, Green, and Gray, 2014, Oil on canvas, 36 x 44 inches, 91.4 x 111.8 cm, AMY#21460
Weaving Gray and Yellow, 2014, Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches, 132.1 x 132.1 cm, AMY#21529
Surprising Blue Background, 2014, Oil on canvas, 52 x 60 inches, 132.1 x 152.4 cm, AMY#21545
In a Yellow Tone, 2014, Oil on canvas, 20 x 22 inches, 50.8 x 55.9 cm, AMY#21659
Yellow Tree Row I, 2014, Oil on canvas, 24 x 28 inches, 61 x 71.1 cm, AMY#22133
Pink Diagonal, 2014, Oil on canvas, 28 x 22 inches, 71.1 x 55.9 cm, AMY#22135
Broad Gray Sky, 2014, Oil on canvas, 24 x 26 inches, 61 x 66 cm, AMY#22136
Green Bottom, 2014, Oil on canvas, 26 x 16 inches, 66 x 40.6 cm, AMY#22137
Small Tree in the Corner, 2014, Oil on canvas, 26 x 24 inches, 66 x 61 cm, AMY#22139
Gray Green, 2014, Oil on canvas, 26 x 26 inches, 66 x 66 cm, AMY#22140
Overall Blue Green, 2014, Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches, 132.1 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22141
Yellow Haze, 2014, Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches, 132.1 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22142
Greenish Haze, 2014, Oil on canvas, 52 x 36 inches, 132.1 x 91.4 cm, AMY#22143
Two Yellow Greens Against Gray Sky, 2014, Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches, 55.9 x 71.1 cm, AMY#22399
Surprising Green, 2014, Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches, 132.1 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22243
April Woods, 2014, Oil on canvas, 30 x 44 inches, 76.2 x 111.8 cm, AMY#22144
Trees Against Magenta, 2014, Oil on canvas, 40 x 52 inches, 101.6 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22145
Sauna Cabin, 2014, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 52 inches, 91.4 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22315
Trees in March, 2014, Oil on canvas, 42 x 52 inches, 106.7 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22314
Sauna Cabin (Large Version), 2014, Oil on canvas, 52 x 72 inches, 132.1 x 182.9 cm, AMY#22147
Uphill, 2014, Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches, 132.1 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22644
From Yellow through Pink to Green, 2014, Oil on canvas, 42 x 52 inches, 106.7 x 132.1 cm, A/Y#22244
White Trees, Dense, 2014, Oil on canvas, 30 x 58 inches, 76.2 x 147.3 cm, AMY#22245
Yellow Horizon, 2014, Oil on canvas, 60 x 52 inches, 152.4 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22400
Dispersed and Concentrated, 2014, Oil on canvas, 72 x 64 inches, 182.9 x 162.6 cm, AMY#22246
Poplars on the Horizon (Small Version), 2015, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm, AMY#22565
Red Horizon, 2015, Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, 91.4 x 91.4 cm, AMY#22316
Young Growth III, 2015, Oil on canvas, 36 x 52 inches, 91.4 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22401
Yellow and Orange, 2015, Oil on canvas, 36 x 40 inches, 91.4 x 101.6 cm, AMY#22402
Bright, 2015, Oil on canvas, 26 x 22 inches, 66 x 55.9 cm, AMY#22566
Among Young Aspens, 2015, Oil on canvas, 36 x 40 inches, 91.4 x 101.6 cm, AMY#22317
A Brook Flows By It, 2015, Oil on canvas, 36 x 52 inches, 91.4 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22567
Tangle Against a Gray Sky, 2015, Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 101.6 x 76.2 cm, AMY#22568
Translucent (Large Version), 2015, Oil on canvas, 36 x 68 inches, 91.4 x 172.7 cm, AMY#22569
Sky the Color of Light Magenta, 2015, Oil on canvas, 24 x 28 inches, 61 x 71.1 cm, AMY#22645
Hidden Greenhouse, 2015, Oil on canvas, 30 x 52 inches, 76.2 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22734
Half Hidden Violet, 2015, Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches, 132.1 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22735
Moving Toward Black, 2015, Oil on canvas, 40 x 36 inches, 101.6 x 91.4 cm, AMY#22736
The Purple Slope, 2015, Oil on canvas, 30 x 52 inches, 76.2 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22646
The Green Corner, 2015, Oil on canvas, 52 x 60 inches, 132.1 x 152.4 cm, AMY#22647
Nearly Opaque, 2015, Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches, 132.1 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22648
Dark Green Foreground Stripe, 2015, Oil on canvas, 24 x 28 inches, 61 x 71.1 cm, AMY#22649
White Cabin in the Woods, 2015, Oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches, 91.4 x 152.4 cm, AMY#22655
Overall Orange, 2015, Oil on canvas, 28 x 22 inches, 71.1 x 55.9 cm, AMY#22654
On the Rise, 2015, Oil on canvas, 24 x 26 inches, 61 x 66 cm, AMY#22739
Large Burl, 2015, Oil on canvas, 36 x 52 inches, 91.4 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22740
White Barn, White Roof, 2015, Oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches, 91.4 x 152.4 cm, AMY#22741
Narrow Stripe of Yellow Fields, 2015, Oil on canvas, 36 x 52 inches, 91.4 x 132.1 cm, AMY#22742
Stand of Oaks, 2015, Oil on canvas, 26 x 46 inches, 66 x 116.8 cm, AMY#22743

Press Release

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AMERINGER |  McENERY | YOHE is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Wolf Kahn. The exhibition will open on 19 November 2015 and will remain on view through 23 December 2015.  A public reception for the artist will be held on 19 November from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

At eighty-eight years old, Wolf Kahn shares his time between his New York and Vermont studios. Painting daily, his greatest tools continue to be memory, imagination, and color. Confident and fantastic, every work is a celebration of art and life. In recent years, Kahn says that he has focused on making paintings less precise, which allows him to be more inventive.

His striking depictions of barns, rivers, meadows, and woods appear representational yet abstract and his signature palette still prevails – alizarin crimson, thalo green, and dioxazine purple. Though, black, white, and yellow have found a bigger presence as Kahn uses these colors to explore density and texture in each work. Color, containing its own emotive language, is a tool he uses to achieve a poetic harmony within each canvas.

When John Seed once asked who influenced his color development, Kahn noted only Titian and Rembrandt. But it is impossible to ignore, as Bill Agee cites in the publication for this exhibition, “Lawrence Campbell was surely right when he commented that the radiance of color in Kahn’s art could be compared only with that of Matisse and Rothko.”

There is no doubt that Wolf Kahn is a painter who embodies a synthesis of artistic traits – including the modern abstract training of Hans Hofmann, the palette of Bonnard, Rothko’s sweeping bands of color, and the atmospheric qualities of American Impressionism. Kahn’s fusion of color, spontaneity, and representation has produced a rich and expressive body of work.

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.

Traveling extensively, he has painted landscapes in Egypt, Greece, Hawaii, Italy, Kenya, Maine, Mexico, and New Mexico.

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.

Wolf Kahn lives and works in New York, NY.