Wolf Kahn

Born in Germany, Wolf Kahn (1927-2020) came to America as a teenager, and discovered painting while working in a U.S. Navy paint shop. He went on to study under Stuart Davis and Hans Hofmann, and was part of the East 10th Street gallery scene. A highly acclaimed contemporary painter, one of his most vivid Village memories is being a “blockbuster” who paved the way for African-Americans to rent apartments.