NEW EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY WOLF KAHN OPENING JUNE 30TH AT THE MORRISON GALLERY IN KENT, CT
KENT, CONNECTICUT – (June 15, 2012) – An exhibit of 24 new paintings by renowned colorist Wolf Kahn opens June 30th at The Morrison Gallery in Kent with a reception from 5-7 pm at the gallery
at 8 Old Barn Road, near the intersection of Routes 7 and 341.
Kahn's pastels and oils include vivid natural landscapes
with occasional angular lines of manmade structures,
exciting use of color, and a unique blend of Realism with
the formal discipline of Color Field painting. At 85, Kahn is
still a prolific artist and this latest series of major works
makes evident that his capacity to maintain the clarity of
special depth amidst a colorful web of natural
interconnectivity remains undiminished.
"The new exhibit is a wonderful display of Wolf Kahn's
fusion of color, spontaneity and representation that have
characterized his rich body of work," says gallery owner
Kahn's paintings are in the collections of galleries and
museums across North America, including the
Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of
American Art in New York City, Boston's Museum of
Fine Arts, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.
and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Born in Stuttgart in 1927, Wolf Kahn left Germany in 1939.
He studied at New York's High School of Music and Art
and the University of Chicago. He has received a
Fulbright Scholarship, a John Simon Guggenheim
Fellowship, and an Award in Art from the American
Academy of Arts and Letters. He and his wife, the painter
Emily Mason, live and paint on their farm in Vermont.
The Morrison Gallery is located at 8 Old Barn Road near the intersection of Routes 7 and 341. Opened in 1999, the
soaring, modern gallery offers on going exhibits of sculpture, painting and other media under the direction of owner
William Morrison. For more information visit www.morrisongallery.com, call 860.927.4501 or email: