• Wolf Kahn (1927-2020)

    15 days ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    "Bend in the Chesapeake Ohio Canal"
    Pastel, 21x29by Wolf Kahn
    Courtesy of The Granary Gallery
    Wolf Kahn died this past week, aged 92. I never met Kahn, nor his wife, fellow painter Emily Mason, who died last December. When I first started working in pastel, there was much talk among pastel painters about him. Although he worked in oil, he was one of the few well-known painters who also worked regularly in pastel. I am always surprised by his sometimes-subtle, sometimes-raw expression with color. His mastery flies lightyears beyond mere technique; his paintings possess a kabbalistic yet...
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