Scott Kahn, American

Scott Kahn thinks about his work as a visual diary, a record of his life, a reporting of the places and people he has encountered. He finds it challenging to begin a painting, despite the variety and complexity of the world. "If I am successful, hopefully, the painting will have depth, poetry and honesty." Kahn believes that to achieve this result, a creative person calls upon every tool available--technical, emotional, intuitive, and intellectual. The act of creating, therefore, teaches us and reveals to us who we are and our relationship to life. This is why Scott Kahn paints.

Kahn employs the traditional, time proven technique of painting in oil on linen, and uses the best quality materials available. He begins with an underpainting and slowly and organically builds his image with multiple layers of paint and glazes. The final surface is rich with nuances of depth and subtle color.
 
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Rona Gallery, London, England, Three Person Show, 2007
American Embassy Moscow, Art in Embassies Program, 2006
Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Phila., retrospective 2004
Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, 1995
"American Folk Art, "Holyoke Museum, Holyoke, MA, 1988
"The American Landscape," Mary Lanier, curator, Met Life Gallery, NYC, 1987
Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, 1986
Albee Foundation, Artist in Residence, Montauk, NY, 1975-6
Collections
AT&T , Somerset, NJ and Chicago, IL
Chase Manhattan Bank, NYC
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, NYC
United Airlines, Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC
Philip Morris Corporation, NYC
Allied Bank of Texas, Houston, TX
Bristol-Meyers Squibb, NYC
S.A. Décor Heytens, Belgium
Sherman & Sterling, NYC

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