The art of Wolf Kahn is challenging to categorize. His loose, gestural brushstrokes take their cue from the Abstract Expressionists. Kahn studied and worked with Hans Hofmann in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Likewise, his palette is intense and expressive. Unlike some of his contemporaries, Kahn’s subject matter is very much representational. He is best remembered for his energetically colored landscapes.Hans Hofmann (American, 1880-1966) Image in Blue, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in.
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BOSTON, MA – January 14, 2019 – On Friday, January 25, Skinner presents an outstanding two-session auction of Prints, Multiples & Photographs and Paintings & Sculpture with over 350 lots spanning Old Masters through contemporary offerings.
An exceptional selection of bronze sculptures is spearheaded by an important group of western bronzes by Harry Jackson, including early works Stampede (Lot 278, Estimate: $80,000-120,000) and Range Burial (Lot 279, Estimate: $50,000-70,000) among others from the collection of Joseph Thomas Alvarez III.… Read More
For many, Albert Bierstadt’s name is synonymous with grand panoramas capturing the awe-inspiring landscapes of the American west. However, the German-born artist actually had roots on the east coast, was raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and painted throughout New England and upstate New York. His works gained wide popularity in his lifetime, and by the mid-1860s he had constructed a magnificent home at Irvington-on-Hudson. For two decades Bierstadt continued to enjoy critical and commercial success, making him, along with his contemporary Frederick Church (1842-1924), one of American’s preeminent landscape painters of the period.… Read More
A trained draftsman, Wayne Morrell approved the creed of American Impressionism that a painting should be filled with light emphasizing ‘solidity of objects and transparency of shadow,’ without losing form. “A work of art,” said Morrell, “should appeal to both the intellect and the heart and soul of the artist.”
Despite having no formal fine arts education, Morrell was undaunted by the ambiance he found on moving to Rockport, MA.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – April 29, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to offer a tremendous selection of fine works during its May 16th auction of American & European Works of Art and American & European Prints & Photography.
The two-part auction will feature a robust offering of modern and contemporary paintings – including an institutional collection of large-scale Polish works – as well as works on paper by iconic artists from Picasso to Miró.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – January 27, 2013 – February offers a bountiful feast of fine art at Skinner, Inc., with auctions of American & European Works of Art and American & European Prints & Photography on February 7, while a weeklong Prints & Photography – Online sale takes place between February 3 to February 11. Robin Starr, Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art at Skinner noted, “With hundreds of lots of strong material across all categories – including expanded offerings in photography and contemporary Asian works, as well as a convenient online-only component – there is something for everyone!”
Skinner Inc.’s February 7th auction of American & European Works of Art will encompass a broad range of painting styles and regions.… Read More