Wolf Kahn

Working in oil and pastel, the German-born painter Wolf Kahn brings the openness and vividness of Color Field painting to depictions of landscape. Fields and skies are defined by strong bands of bright, almost hallucinatory color, which may or may not correspond to reality. Critics have compared him to Mark Rothko and to the 19th-century Luminists.

Kahn emerged in the 1950s, after studying with the New York school painter Hans Hoffman, and has a long history of museum and gallery exhibitions, including solo shows at the San Diego Museum of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum. His awards include a Fulbright Scholarship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.