Art Raffle: Wolf Kahn

October 6, Friday, 8 p.m.

Renowned artist Wolf Kahn has generously donated his 2009 pastel painting, Rising Toward Pierre and Ellen’s House, to be raffled off by BMAC this summer, in conjunction with the exhibit Wolf Kahn: Density & Transparency. Matted and framed under museum glass, the piece measures 17 x 20 inches (including frame) and is valued at $7,500.

Raffle tickets are $90 each. Only 90 tickets will be sold. Purchase tickets here or call Erin Jenkins at 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

Drawing will take place Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8 p.m., or earlier, if all tickets have been sold before then. The winner need not be present at the drawing.


Born in Stuttgart in 1927, Wolf Kahn fled Germany for the United Kingdom at age 12 and moved to the United States in 1940. After attending the High School of Music and Art in New York City, he continued his studies at the Hans Hofmann School, eventually becoming Hofmann’s studio assistant. Kahn later relocated to Chicago where he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.

Kahn’s works are in the permanent collections of major museums around the world, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the Brooklyn Museum. In January 2017 Kahn was awarded the International Medal of Arts by the U.S. State Department.

Since 1968, Kahn and his wife, artist Emily Mason, have spent their summers living and working in southern Vermont.

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Wolf Kahn: Density & Transparency is generously sponsored by Foard Panel, with additional support provided by The Richards Group.


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