30 June - 5 August, 2012

Wolf Kahn

In the Summer of 2012 an exhibit of 24 new paintings by renowned colorist Wolf Kahn opened June 30th at Morrison Gallery in Kent.

Kahn's pastels and oils include vivid natural landscapes with occasional angular lines of manmade structures, exciting use of color, and a unique blend of Realism with the formal discipline of Color Field painting. At 85, Kahn is still a prolific artist and this latest series of major works makes evident that his capacity to maintain the clarity of special depth amidst a colorful web of natural interconnectivity remains undiminished.

Low Lying Barn by Wolf Kahn at Morrison Gallery

Low Lying Barn by Wolf Kahn at Morrison Gallery

"The new exhibit is a wonderful display of Wolf Kahn's fusion of color, spontaneity and representation that have characterized his rich body of work," says gallery owner William Morrison.

"Kahn's paintings are in the collections of galleries and museums across North America, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

"Born in Stuttgart in 1927, Wolf Kahn left Germany in 1939. He studied at New York's High School of Music and Art and the University of Chicago. He has received a Fulbright Scholarship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He and his wife, the painter Emily Mason, live and paint on their farm in Vermont.

The Morrison Gallery is located at 8 Old Barn Road near the intersection of Routes 7 and 341. Opened in 1999, the soaring, modern gallery offers on going exhibits of sculpture, painting and other media under the direction of owner William Morrison.