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Wolf Kahn
U.S., b. Germany b. 1927
Crepuscolo Romano 74.0003

Crepuscolo Romano 74.0003

Morris Kantor
U.S., b. Russia 1896-1974
Landscape with Figures 65.1120

Landscape with Figures 65.1120

Kantor, who came to the U.S. in 1911, never strayed far from representational painting although he worked through cubism in the 1920s and spent the 1930s coming to grips with the American landscape using a naïve painting style. By the 1950s when the this landscape was painted, Kantor began to synthesize earlier approaches, interweaving abstraction with figural themes. Explaining his changing styles, Kantor said, "Variety is the living force; repetition the result of stagnation." Kantor spent many years as a teacher at the Art Students' League in New York and was also artist-in-residence at the DMA in 1965.

Alex Katz
U.S. b. 1927
Young Washington. 75.0030

Young Washington. 75.0030

John Frederick Kensett
U.S. 1816-1872
Landscape 25.0163

Landscape 25.0163

The start of the landscape movement in America is closely linked to the painters of the Hudson River and its environs. These artists fused a pragmatic and empirical look at nature with an idealized and romantic view of America, of its duty to civilize and tame the uncleared land of the continent while preserving its essence. America's nature was viewed as old, as closer to God's original blueprint, but it was, at the same time, new, fresh, and full of a creative force found nowhere in Europe. John Frederick Kensett began his career as an engraver. His sketching tours with landscape painter Asher B. Durand in the Adirondacks and Catskill Mountains of upstate New York resulted in scenes that were marvels of clever handling and color, subdued and deliberate translations of his poetic feelings about nature.

Rockwell Kent
U.S. 1882-1871
And Now Where? OP 93

And Now Where? OP 93

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