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OCTOBER 2002
Volume 95, Issue 1
 
 
   
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GRAPHIC:  About AlumniOn Exhibit

Rich color and striking contrasts of light and dark characterize the paintings of Wolf Kahn, AB'51. The 1992 All-over Trees (above) was among 43 works in Landscapes by Wolf Kahn, shown at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Ogunquit, Maine, from August 19 to October 15. The Ogunquit exhibit included both landscapes and barn paintings; Kahn's well-known barn series has evoked comparisons to Monet's renderings of the Rouen Cathedral.

Of his technique, Kahn says, "The picture remains in suspension until the very end. The more I am surprised by the eventual resolution the better the painting."

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Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Kahn came to the United States in 1939 when he was 12. Following high school in New York, he studied with Hans Hofmann and then at the U of C. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth; the Haystack School; and Cooper Union. His work has earned him Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships and election to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. In April 2001 Kahn returned to Germany-his first visit since emigrating-for an exhibition at Hamburg's Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe.
- Evan Haglund


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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