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The Color of Wolf Kahn

The art of Wolf Kahn is challenging to categorize. Working primarily in oils and pastels, his loose, gestural brushstrokes take their cue from Abstract Expressionism. He regularly uses horizontal bands of color, as seen in his 1992 pastel, Pond in a Red Landscape. These planes are reminiscent of the works of Mark Rothko with one small exception. Kahn includes subtle verticals with myriad tree trunks: Kahn’s subject matter is very much representational.… Read More