Brilliant in color and conception, Wolf Kahn’s landscapes glow like living jewels. He uses the seen world as a point of departure, a starting place for his investigations into the push and power of harmonic colors. Though his paintings are wonderfully tranquil exercises in chromatic tension and formal movement, they are also sharply evocative of real-world wooded hillsides and weathered farm buildings.
Kahn (American, b. Germany 1927) was at the center of a 1950s movement toward the fusion of abstract and representative art. His genius for capturing the immediacy of nature’s hues has brought him to the forefront of the American colorist school. Kahn has been honored with Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, and his works are in many permanent collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Printed on recycled paper. Inside Message: Season's Greetings. Twenty assorted holiday cards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. Measures 5 x 7 in.