Following the talk, Kahn will sign copies of his limited-edition print, "Deep Purple Landscape," available for purchase exclusively through BMAC (see Vermont Vernacular below.
Admission to the talk is $8 for adults, $6 for students, seniors, and BMAC members.
Tickets will be available at the door, but advance reservations are strongly recommended; call 802-257-0124, ext. 101.
An honorary trustee of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Wolf Kahn is widely regarded as one of the most important colorists working in America today.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1927, Kahn emigrated to the United States by way of England in 1940. In 1945 he graduated from the High School of Music and Art in New York City, after which he spent time in the Navy. Under the GI Bill he studied with the well-known teacher and abstract expressionist Hans Hoffman, eventually becoming Hofmann's studio assistant. After receiving his baccalaureate degree from the University of Chicago in just one year, Kahn joined with other former Hofmann students to establish The Hansa, a cooperative gallery where he had his first one man show. Kahn has received a Fulbright Scholarship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a member of the Nation Academy of Design, as well as the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has created his signature landscape paintings in such diverse locales as Maine, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Kenya, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Egypt. He spends his summers and autumns in Brattleboro, Vermont, on a hillside farm, which he and his wife, the painter Emily Mason, have owned since 1968.Kahn's work is distinguished by its unique blend of Realism and the formal discipline of Color Field painting. It represents the synthesis of modern abstract training with the palette of Matisse, Rothko's sweeping bands of color, and the atmospheric qualities of American Impressionism. Kahn regularly exhibits at galleries and museums across North America. His work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum, among many others.