He is a popular painter but there is something subversive in his landscapes. They are out of kilter with our everyday reality. They evoke some landscape of science fiction but do it in a way that is somehow familiar, somehow makes you feel it is acceptable to hang the painting behind the couch in your living room.His work is realistic and yet also abstract.
Kahn was born in Germany and immigrated to the USA in the 1940s. He finished his BA degree at the University of Chicago in one year. That is not a typo. He has worked in the USA ever since. These works were shown by Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina at Art Miami 2011. For more on Kahn go to the Ameringer McEnery Yohe website.
Her work also captures something of the city beyond the “real.” Her drawings get at the myth of New York City in a way few have. Grossman currently teaches drawing at the National Academy School of Fine Arts. I would, personally, gladly cut off a finger to take a drawing class with Ms. Grossman.