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Wolf Kahn

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Working within a predominantly abstractionist context, a group of younger artists forged a mode of representational art in the 1950s and 1960s that made use of Abstract Expressionist painterly freedom and spontaneity in order to document the life around them. Wolf Kahn, one of the leaders of this group, directed this approach toward the painting of the landscape, which he ...more
Hardcover, 164 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Harry N. Abrams
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Sherry (sethurner)
I had a hard time putting this coffee table sized book down - I was interested in Kahn's life story, but also in what the author had to say how how the artist's style evolved, and about his choices of color. The plates are luscious - I want to see the actual paintings very much now.
Gayle
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is such a beautiful book, and I have returned to it repeatedly over the years for inspiration in my own work. Kahn is a master.
Brenda
Mar 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My favorite book...Love his use of color and form within the landscape.
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Wonderful, vibrantly clear pictures of Wolf Kahn's artwork. I love his use of unbridled color.
Jana Bouc
Great color prints of Kahn's paintings with interesting history
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Justin Spring is a New York based writer specializing in twentieth-century American art and culture. He is the author of many monographs, catalogs, museum publications, and books, including the biography Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art (Yale University Press, 2000) and Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude (Universe, 2002). He has been the recipient of a number of grants, fellowships, and awards, including a ...more
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