Beaver Swamp in Autumn, 1975

by Wolf Kahn (1927–2020)
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Signed lower right of center: W KAHN; on verso: #78 1975; on stretcher bar: Beaver Swamp in Autumn


Fontana Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Private collection, Pennsylvania, acquired from above, ca. 1976

Sale, Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 3, 2023, lot 54

Note: Speaking on his use of color, Wolf Kahn explained, “I’m always trying to get to a danger point in color, where color either becomes too sweet or it becomes too harsh, it becomes too noisy or too quiet, and at that point I still want the picture to be strong, forceful, and the carrier of everything that a painting has to have: contrast, drama, austerity.”[1]

[1] Justin Spring, Wolf Kahn (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996), 79.

Artist Biography

American Abstract Expressionist Famous for Chromatic Landscapes

By Margarita Karasoulas

Painting the American terrain in a vibrant, expressionistic palette, Kahn is celebrated as one of the leading figures of the Hansa Gallery Cooperative and the second generation New York School.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

Born in 1927 in Stuttgart, Germany, Wolf Kahn was raised in Frankfurt by his paternal grandparents, avid art collectors who played an influential role in his early penchant

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