Andre Kohn joins Saks Galleries in Denver, Colorado!
Please join us at the opening reception for
Friday, July 22, 2011 5:00pm - 8:00pm
"Living Artfully" with Andre Kohn"
The precise convergence of three dynamic forces—culture, environment and talent—combined to produce one of the most collected figurative painters on the American art scene today. Raised by an artistically gifted family near the Caspian Sea in southern
Russia, Andre Kohn’s childhood was marked by the natural splendor of mountains and sea, and by an unfettered access to all the creative arts.
His mother was a symphony violinist and his father a noted linguist, writer and sculptor. Both were educators trained in psychology who gave their only child unrestricted opportunity to explore the depths of art and his own obvious talent. Paintings, sculpture and books filled the family’s tiny, one-bedroom home. It was a childhood without material possessions, but a childhood which taught him that the creative arts are the only true wealth. Kohn’s parents also encouraged their son to draw on any surface—including the wallpaper in their home—which they simply re-papered when he grew old enough to favor sketchbooks. His memory of childhood is that “music and art were everywhere.
He was principally influenced by such artists as, Nicolai Fechin, Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, and the classics: Edgar Degas , John Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla.
To learn more about Andre Kohn's adventure, "in coming to America" visit his artist webpage at www.Saks Galleries.com
painting credits: Andrea Kohn for the "Impressions of Fall" exhibition
"The Anniversary Gift" 18 x 8 oil
"Paris, je t'aime" 24 x 15 oil just sold
"Vintage Coach" 24 x 9 oil