Wolf Kahn American (b. 1927) Wolf Kahn’s color-filled landscapes are so iconic that for many, they have become synonymous with rural America. In paintings and pastels like Maple Row, Mid-October, he simultaneously captures the restrained beauty of the New England country side and renders it new with energy and vibrant color. Kahn was born in Germany in 1927. He left Germany with his family in 1939 for England and immigrated to New York City a year later. From 1941-1945, young Kahn studied at the High School of Music & Art before serving in the Navy for a time. After finishing his stint in the Navy, Kahn continued his art studies, first with Stuart Davis, and subsequently with fellow German-American, Hans Hofmann, at his School. Hans Hofmann stressed the importance of nature as a point of departure in painting. Nature is integral to all of Kahn’s work but he infuses it with his own color and light. In marrying all these elements in his art, Kahn has developed his own unique style; a style that hovers between realism and expressionism. Kahn and his work hold a unique place in American Art. He has been the recipient of many awards including recognition from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Fulbright Scholar. His works hang in many public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.