Wolf Kahn, November 17, 1971

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 09:00 AM

Leining Barn painting The Leining Barn, Vermont, 1970 (Yale University Art Gallery)

Painter Wolf Kahn discusses his own work and artistic process in this 1971 installment of Views on Art with host Ruth Bowman.

German-American painter Wolf Kahn is probably best known for what host Ruth Bowman calls his “magic landscapes.” These works showcase Kahn’s unique combination of Realism and Color Field painting. While he cites a number of personal influences, Kahn also describes the influence of his surrounding environment as he splits his time between rural Vermont and New York City. While he likes the fact that his barn studio “has the feeling of a stranded whale in the landscape, like a stranded whale on the beach,” he still claims the city as an essential element of his work, serving as the “Baroque frame” to his tranquil painting.

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