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Wolf Kahn Germany/US 1927-

The second best thing to traveling to New England this time of year to view the beautiful Fall foliage, is to look at the artwork of Wolf Kahn. His unique blend of realism and color field paintings, border on the abstract. He has traveled extensively throughout the world but draws his inspiration from the landscapes near his farm in Vermont. Wolf Kahn was born in Germany in 1927 and began his art and drawing studies at the age of 4.His grandmother arranged for him to go to England at age of 12 and live with a host family. From there he was able to emigrate to the United States, where he went onto study with the renowned teacher and Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann, and later became Hofmann’s studio assistant. He attended the University of Chicago, and completed his degree in only one year, determined to become a professional artist. His work is in galleries and museums around the world, and he has received numerous awards including a Fullbright Scholarship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the International Medal of Art, and in 2017 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Wolf Khan remains very active still creating new work and exhibiting. In 2017 he celebrated his 90th birthday with an exhibition of over 50 recent paintings.

Oil and Chalk Pastel Studies

 Week One: Cave Paintings

It has been an eventful week in our Art Literacy class. We have been all around the world.  I would like to thank all of my wonderful students for their great efforts. We began with the story of the discovery of the discovery of cave paintings in Lascaux,  France  and also looked at images from  Spain , where the oldest known cave paintings have been found,  in the cave called El Castillo. The prehistoric dots and crimson hand stencils are now the world's oldest known cave art that dates more than 40,800 years old.

© Serene Greene- Art Literacy Academy
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