Scott Kahn thumbnail portrait photograph

Scott Kahn

Poetic, subtly odd translations of memory to canvas.

“I consider my work to be a visual diary, a record of my life.”
Scott Kahn

Kahn’s carefully composed oil paintings are predominantly landscapes, but also include portraits, interiors and still life. The works pay close attention to light and depth, honing in on specific details like a branch, a reflection or the light of the moon. Memory is a key theme for Kahn who is keen to express the emotional condition of the places he recalls, rather than their exact physicality. A...

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Bio

American artist Scott Kahn was born in 1946 in Springfield, Massachusetts and now resides in upstate New York.

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Kahn’s career gained exponential momentum after more than three decades of painting when self-taught Canadian artist Matthew Wong cited his work, and friendship, as an important source of inspiration.

Accolades

He has since received prestigious awards from organisations such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York City and the Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk, New York.

Collaborations with Scott Kahn

Avant Arte and Scott Kahn have one upcoming collaboration.