FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXHIBIT OF PASTELS BY PREMIER LANDSCAPE ARTIST
Contact for images and further details:
Kim Lucchese | 800-763-4761
SCHEDULED FOR THE MORRISON GALLERY, KENT, CT
OCTOBER 17-NOV. 29
KENT, CONNECTICUT - (October 5, 2009) - An new exhibit of recent works in pastel by Wolf Kahn, considered by many critics to be the premier contemporary American landscape painter, is scheduled for the Morrison Gallery from October 17 to November 29.
The exhibit, featuring 20 works of varying size, begins with an opening reception Saturday, Oct. 17 from 5-7 pm at 8 Old Barn Road in Kent, CT.
Kahn's work currently hangs in New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC and the Los Angeles County Museum.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1927, where his father was director of the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Kahn was sent to England in 1939 with a children's refugee transport and a year later he was able to join his family in the United States. He graduated from New York's High School of Music and Art in 1945, studied briefly with the painter Stuart Davis and, after serving in the U.S. Navy, studied with the renowned teacher and abstract expressionist Hans Hoffmann. In 1950 he enrolled in the University of Chicago, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in just one year.
He is now considered one of the leading landscape painters of our time and is a member of the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He and his wife, the painter Emily Mason, divide their time between New York City and their farm near Brattleboro, Vermont.
The Morrison Gallery will open a group exhibit featuring works by local artists on January 19th. For more information on the Morrison Gallery please visit www.themorrisongallery.com or call 860-927-4501.