Title: Wolf Kahn (Signed)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: Probable 1st.
Minor wear to DJ; Bookplate signed by Wolf Kahn; 12.40 X 10.44 X 0.90 inches; 164 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 99469
Synopsis: In the 1950s and 1960s a group of young artists forged a fresh, representational art that made use of the Abstract Expressionists' spontaneous brushwork and brilliant colour to document the world. One of the leaders of this group, Wolf Kahn, specialized in landscape painting, which he has developed over the last 40 years. This book aims to demonstrate how his use of colour has placed him at the forefront of American representational art. The text presents an overview of Kahn's life and career - his childhood in Germany, his study at the Hans Hofman school, his early success as a latter-day Expressionist, and his ten years as a painter of austere, tonalist canvases, before he turned to the luminous landscapes that established his reputation. There is also an analytical essay by the painter and critic Louis Finkelstein which discusses the origins and value of Kahn's fusion of abstraction and representation.
About the Author:
Justin Spring is a novelist and art critic. His work has been published in Art Forum, the New York Times, and the Village Voice. Karen Wilkin is a curator and critic. She is a contributor to the New Criterion, Art in America, and the Wall Street Journal. The late Louis Finkelstein, artist and critic, was a professor emeritus at Queens College, City University of New York.
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