Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Wolf Kahn

The unique blend of Realism and the formal discipline of Color Field painting sets the work of Wolf Kahn (1927-) apart.



His convergence of light and color has been described as combining pictorial landscapes and painterly abstraction.


It is precisely Kahn’s fusion of color, spontaneity and representation that has produced such a rich and expressive body of work.


Splitting his time between his studios in New York and Vermont, Kahn renders his pastoral surroundings with a mixture of abstraction and representation and with a keen attentiveness to light and color.


These lush, vibrant, oil-on-canvas paintings read as studies of form and color as much as meditations on the landscapes he has come to understand so well—and has helped others to know, too.


Kahn offers some advice that, perhaps, might be of value to a younger generation of painters. “In order to make a living as an artist, you’ve got to be one of two things: A very nice guy, or a bad egg.”


From the deft touch of his paintings, Wolf Kahn is definitely the first.



Wolf Kahn’s amazing art can be found at


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