Wolf Kahn

525 West 22nd Street

March 14 – April 13, 2019

Into a Clearing, 1960, Oil on canvas, 61 3/4 x 53 1/2 inches, 156.8 x 135.9 cm, A/Y#11082

View Over Martha's Vineyard Bay, 1960 Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 inches, 127 x 101.6 cm, MMG#29989

Sailboat in the Summers Heat, 1961, Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches, 50.8 x 50.8 cm, MMG#13722

Dark Penobscot, 1962, Oil on canvas, 28 1/2 x 41 inches, 72.4 x 104.1 cm, MMG#29991

Toward Eagle Inlet, 1962, Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 36 inches, 75.6 x 91.4 cm, MMG#29990

Woods, Almost All Black, 1962 Oil on canvas, 44 x 50 inches,111.8 x 127 cm, MMG#13585

Cypress Rows, 1963, Oil on canvas, 25 x 30.75 inches, 63.5 x 78.1 cm, MMG#13685

Olives and Cypresses, 1963, Oil on canvas, 52 x 63 inches, 132.1 x 160 cm, MMG#29993

Sailboat in the Distance, 1963, Oil on canvas, 36 x 46 inches, 91.4 x 116.8 cm, MMG#29992

Tre Alberi, 1963, Oil on canvas, 31 3/8 x 39 1/4 inches, 79.7 x 99.7 cm, MMG#9713

Edge at Dark Woods, 1964, Oil on canvas, 31.75 x 39.5 inches, 80.6 x 100.3 cm, MMG#13681

Landscape, 1964, Oil on canvas, 28 x 32 inches, 71.1 x 81.3 cm, MMG#29996

Pleine Trees on Lungotevere, 1964, Oil on canvas, 36 x 47 inches, 91.4 x 119.4 cm, MMG#30208

Under Foliage, 1964, Oil on canvas, 29 x 36.5 inches, 73.7 x 92.7 cm, MMG#13684

Untitled (Trees), 1964 (circa), Oil on canvas, 23.5 x 31.25 inches, 59.7 x 79.4 cm, MMG#13724

Sailboat Mooring, 1965, Oil on canvas, 12 x 18 inches, 30.5 x 45.7 cm, MMG#29981

Boat at Rest, 1966, Oil on canvas, 19.5 x 23 inches, 49.5 x 58.4 cm, MMG#13687

Golden Harbor, 1966, Oil on canvas, 20 x 25 inches, 50.8 x 63.5 cm, MMG#29983

The Weight of a Summer Sky, 1966, Oil on canvas, 40 x 52 inches, 101.6 x 132.1 cm, MMG#29984

Edgartown, 1967, Oil on canvas,22 x 28 inches, 55.9 x 71.1 cm, MMG#29987

Fall Woods and Barn, 1967, Oil on canvas, 56 x 65 inches, 142.2 x 165.1 cm, MMG#30209

Harbor Sentinels, 1967 Oil on canvas, 24 x 28 inches, 61 x 71.1 cm, MMG#13710

Untitled (Gray Harbor), 1967 (circa), Oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches, 50.8 x 66 cm, MMG#29997

Sunset Harbor, 1968, Oil on canvas, 26 x 40 inches, 66 x 101.6 cm, MMG#13683

Against a Red Slope (Large Version), 2018, Oil on canvas, 46 x 68 inches,116.8 x 172.7 cm, MMG#30580

Alberi Bianci, 2018, Oil on canvas, 24 x 28 inches, 61 x 71.1 cm, MMG#29980

Barely Blue, 2018, Oil on canvas, 24 x 22 inches 61 x 55.9 cm, MMG#30581

Black Against Yellow, 2018 Oil on canvas, 26 x 42 inches, 66 x 106.7 cm, MMG#30582

Blue Trunks, 2018, Oil on canvas, 26 x 26 inches, 66 x 66 cm, MMG#30041

Blue Woods, 2018, Oil on canvas, 36 x 44 inches, 91.4 x 111.8 cm, MMG#30684

Bright, but not too Bright, 2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, 76.2 x 76.2 cm, MMG#29948

Copse, 2018, Oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches, 55.9 x 61 cm, MMG#30584

Dark Purple Corner, 2018, Oil on canvas, 52 x 60 inches, 132.1 x 152.4 cm, MMG#30585

Dense, 2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 52 inches, 76.2 x 132.1 cm, MMG#30686

Edge of the Clearing, 2018, Oil on canvas, 40 x 52 inches, 101.6 x 132.1 cm, MMG#30687

Green in the Foreground, 2018, Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 101.6 x 76.2 cm, MMG#30688

Interrupted Horizon, 2018, Oil on canvas, 24 x 22 inches, 61 x 55.9 cm, MMG#29952

Late Evening, 2018, Oil on canvas, 28 x 28 inches, 71.1 x 71.1 cm, MMG#30122

Loving Pink, 2018, Oil on canvas, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm, MMG#29953

Miles' Favorite - Spring, 2018, Oil on canvas, 26 x 22 inches, 66 x 55.9 cm, MMG#29954

Miles' Favorite - Summer, 2018, Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 101.6 x 76.2 cm, MMG#30587

Occluded by Short Horizontals, 2018, Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches, 132.1 x 132.1 cm, MMG#30123

Off Halladay Brook Road, 2018, Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches, 50.8 x 61 cm, MMG#29955

Pine Row, 2018, Oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches, 55.9 x 61 cm, MMG#30589

Pink Sky, 2018, Oil on canvas, 36 x 52 inches, 91.4 x 132.1 cm, MMG#30742

Red Glow in Spring, 2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm, MMG#30689

Reddish Purple Distance, 2018, Oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches, 55.9 x 61 cm, MMG#30124

Rising on the Left, 2018, Oil on canvas, 36 x 52 inches, 91.4 x 132.1 cm, MMG#30690

Single Leaning Hemlock Tree, 2018, Oil on canvas, 40 x 52 inches, 101.6 x 132.1 cm, MMG#30741

Spring Canvas, Almost a Square, 2018, Oil on canvas, 26 x 28 inches, 66 x 71.1 cm, MMG#30590

Summer Season, 2018 Oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches, 132.1 x 132.1 cm, MMG#30692

Through Trees to a Yellow Field, 2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm, MMG#30693

Transparent Woods, 2018, Oil on canvas, 40 x 52 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm, MMG#30592

Two Levels of Green, One of Orange, 2018, Oil on canvas, 52 x 68 inches, 132.1 x 172.7 cm, MMG#30740

Using White for Density, 2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm, MMG#29958

White Center, 2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm, MMG#30593

White Web, 2018, Oil on canvas, 25 x 20 inches, 63.5 x 50.8 cm, MMG#30595

Yellow Woods, 2018, Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches, 55.9 x 71.1 cm, MMG#29960

Press Release

Wolf Kahn Studio, 2017, New York, NY

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1927, Wolf Kahn 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 former 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, an Award in Art from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Medal of Arts from the U.S. State Department.

Traveling 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. They have two daughters, Cecily and Melany. Cecily Kahn is also an artist, and is married to the painter David Kapp.

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, 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 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, Washington, D.C.; The National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, among other institutions.

Wolf Kahn lives and works in New York, NY.

Wolf Kahn, Color & Consequence from Miles McEnery Gallery on Vimeo.

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