Wolf Kahn attended the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in New York City. He and a group of young artists, under the direction of Hans Hofmann, forged a style that was both representational and Abstract Expressionistic. Hans Hofmann’s didactic artistic theories proved to be one of the most significant influences upon Kahn’s work.
They adopted Abstract Expressionistic spontaneity with the idea that the finished piece was an accumulated history of a process, a visual representation of energetic action and reaction. His influences and inspiration can be found in the works of such European artists as Braque, Bonnard, Soutine, and Van Gogh. He embraced the ideas of the Old Masters as well as those of Impressionism, Expressionism, and Post-Impressionism.
With studios in New York and Vermont, Kahn is a colorist who uses simplified geometric designs and contrasting, carefully balanced colors. Kahn has shown in major exhibitions in the Morris Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.
Exhibitions with Somerville Manning Gallery
2018 Wyeth to Warhol: Modern Masters from Past and Present
2016 American and European Masters – Art of the 19th-20th Centuries
2015 American and European Masters – Art of the 19th-20th Centuries
2014 American and European Masters – Art of the 19th-21st Centuries
2013 American Masters – Art of the 19th-21st CenturiesClick thumbnails for full image