Wolf Kahn, ‘BARN & FORSYTHIA III  (signed with personal inscription to the director of the Lincoln Center Print Program)’, 2003, Alpha 137 Gallery
Wolf Kahn, ‘BARN & FORSYTHIA III  (signed with personal inscription to the director of the Lincoln Center Print Program)’, 2003, Alpha 137 Gallery
Wolf Kahn, ‘BARN & FORSYTHIA III  (signed with personal inscription to the director of the Lincoln Center Print Program)’, 2003, Alpha 137 Gallery
Wolf Kahn, ‘BARN & FORSYTHIA III  (signed with personal inscription to the director of the Lincoln Center Print Program)’, 2003, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is a uniquely inscribed, dedicated and signed proof, aside from the regular edition of 108, by renowned landscape painter Wolf Kahn, known for his unique blend of color field painting and realism. This screenprint was created to benefit Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. It was acquired from the collection of Delmar Hendricks, the first director of the legendary Vera List Print Program at Lincoln Center. Hendricks would go on to run the influential program for decades. Wolf Kahn gave this rare artist's proof directly to Hendricks as a gift, and it bears the pencil inscription "To Delmar, in friendship."
Printed by Brand X on Somerset Textured Rag paper and published by the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, Vera List Program
Measurements
Sheet: 34 1/2 inches x 44 1/2 inches
Frame: 38 inches x 48 inches
A rare piece with very special historical significance, as it was commissioned by Lincoln Center, and owned by the first first director of the Lincoln Center print program.

Signature: pencil signed, dated inscribed and uniquely dedicated on the recto (front) by artist

Publisher: Printed by Brand X on Somerset Textured Rag paper and published by the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, Vera List Program

Art at Lincoln Center: The Public Art and List Print and Poster Collections By Charles A. Riley, II, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Acquired from the personal collection of Delmar Hendricks, the well known director of the legendary Vera List Print Program at Lincoln Center.

About Wolf Kahn

A second-generation New York School artist, Wolf Kahn paints luminous New England landscapes. Lyrical and vibrant, Kahn’s paintings feature forests and farmlands rendered in fantastic colors. A student of Hans Hofmann and influenced early on by Milton Avery (and the work of James Abbott McNeill Whistler on a trip to Venice), Kahn would become known for his unique combination of realism with the expressive immediacy of Abstract Expressionism. His soft, modulated tonalities reveal the additional influence he absorbed from Mark Rothko, Henri Matisse, and Giorgio Morandi. The signature landscapes Kahn began in the late 1960s are grounded in the ethos of his Vermont farm: weathered barns and undulating pastures and tree lines, revealing a spare yet evocative New England aesthetic. He works intuitively, attempting to harness the energy of the human-nature interaction and preferring not to overthink the psychological meaning of his paintings. “I think the more you concentrate on factors other than emotional content in your paintings, the better off you are,” he has said. "Nature and the artist’s feelings are merely the raw materials.”

American, b. 1927, Stuttgart, Germany, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights

2014
BIRNAM WOOD / GALLERIES, 
East Hampton,
Wolf Kahn - Pure Color - Works from 1982-2007