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Wolf Kahn
Hardback monograph with dust jacket: Wolf Kahn (hand signed by Wolf Kahn)

2011

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Wolf Kahn (hand signed by Wolf Kahn), 2011 Hardback monograph with dust jacket (hand signed by Wolf Kahn) Hand signed by Wolf Kahn on the title page 13 × 12 × 1 1/2 inches This gorgeously illustrated hardback monograph with dust jacket is signed in ink by Wolf Kahn on the title page. Makes a fantastic gift! Book information: Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harry N. Abrams; Revised edition (September 1, 2011) English; Hardcover; 196 pages with color illustrations Publisher's blurb: This second edition of the definitive book on artist Wolf Kahn adds his achievements of the past 15 years. A new essay by Karen Wilkin highlights the development of his late style, and a generous selection of paintings and pastels showcases his bold, freewheeling new work. The main text, by Justin Spring, traces Khan’s art and life to 1993. An insightful essay by Louis Finkelstein illuminates the fusion of abstraction and representation in the work. Kahn’s landscapes evoke a particular sense of place and season, yet they are also universal. His radiant hues, tangy color contrasts, and pervasive sense of light have placed him at the forefront of American representational artists. About Wolf Kahn: Born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1927, Wolf Kahn fled Nazi Germany to Britain through the Kindertransport in the late 1930s. He eventually settled in the United States, where he completed high school and enrolled in the Navy. Following his service, he studied with the legendary teacher and Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann, eventually becoming his studio assistant. In 1950, he enrolled at the University of Chicago and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree within one year. Kahn had his first solo exhibition at Hansa Gallery in New York City in 1953 and went on to be represented by Grace Borgenicht Gallery, where he exhibited regularly until 1995. He was the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Medal of Arts from the State Department. Kahn married the artist Emily Mason in 1957. Their marriage lasted sixty-two years until Emily’s death in December 2019, just a few months before his passing. The pair lived and worked between New York City and W. Brattleboro, Vermont. Kahn’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums throughout North America. His work is held in important museum collections including 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 Sculpture Garden; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. - Courtesy of Miles McEnery Gallery
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