Wolf Kahn was born in Stuttgart, Germany and was educated at the High School of Music and Art in New York. He studied with Hans Hofmann in New York and in Provincetown, eventually becoming his studio assistant. He earned a BA from the University of Chicago in 1951.
A well known landscape painter and colorist, Mr. Kahn exhibited for many years with the Grace Borgenicht Gallery in New York and the William Beadleston Gallery. He is currently represented by Ameringer Yohe Fine Art in New York. A recipient of numerous awards and fellowships throughout the years, Mr. Kahn’s works are found in many museum collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and numerous private collections. He is also the author of Wolf Kahn’s America: An Artist’s Travels; Wolf Kahn Pastels; Pastel Light, among others. For many years he has offered classes in pastel painting at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, where he also serves on the School Committee.