Wolf Kahn: Paintings and Pastels, 2010–2020

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This most definitive and up-to-date book about the vibrant paintings and pastels of Wolf Kahn now serves as a memorable tribute to the artistic legacy of this popular modern master.

By William C. Agee and Sasha Nicholas, with a contribution by J. D. McClatchy

This most definitive and up-to-date book about the vibrant paintings and pastels of Wolf Kahn now serves as a memorable tribute to the artistic legacy of this popular modern master.

A refugee from Nazi Germany, Wolf Kahn immigrated to the United States in 1940, and after settling in New York City, studied with the influential artist and teacher Hans Hofmann. Kahn's radiant hues, tangy color contrasts, and pervasive sense of light combine realism with the discipline of color field painting and place him at the forefront of American representational artists. This richly illustrated book features a generous selection of works that showcase his bold, freewheeling style and feature a unique blend of realism and abstraction.

During the last decade of his long and accomplished career, Kahn traded in the often-lyrical palette of his earlier landscapes for an increasingly brash and assertive chromatic vision-electric hues ranging from acid yellow and hazard orange to saturated thalo blue. His late, large-scale oils, depicting his favored subjects of barns and tree-lined fields and rivers, abound with visual energy.

Art historian Sasha Nicholas puts Kahn in context with other artists and situates his late work within his career. William C. Agee, who met with Kahn for several interviews, discusses the artist's process and most recent paintings. An illustrated chronology features rare personal images, offering additional insights into the life and career of this renowned modern master.


  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • 10.35 × 1.11 × 12.25 inches
  • Published 2020


Art Style American