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Wolf Kahn

Spring, Justin; Finkelstein, Louis

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ISBN 10: 0810963221 / ISBN 13: 9780810963221
Published by Abrams, NY, 1996
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Title: Wolf Kahn

Publisher: Abrams, NY

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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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.

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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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