Scott Kahn (born 1946, Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American painter and draughtsman.
Kahn received his BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and his MFA from the Rutgers University. He studied at the Art Students League in New York under Theodoros Stamos and met many of the first generation Abstract Expressionist artists including Mark Rothko.
Scott Kahn was represented for 25 years by the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery in New York City where he had numerous solo exhibitions.
In 2004, a retrospective exhibition of his work was mounted at the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kahn has been the recipient of awards from significant organizations including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York City and the Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk, New York.
His work is owned by many leading public, corporate and private collections including, the University of Pennsylvania, Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., AT&T, Marriott International, J.P. Morgan, MetLife and Philip Morris USA.
EDUCATION 1967 University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1968 Art Students League, New York, Stamos Class 1970 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, M.F.A. AWARDS 1975/6/7 Albee Foundation, Artist in Residence, Montauk, NY 1986 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, grant 1992 Change, Inc., emergency grant 1995 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, grant 1999 Mosaic Colony, retreat, Southampton, NY 2008 Second Prize, Artful Home Portfolio Competition
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS Reef Gallery, Key Largo, FL, 2009 Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, CT, 2009 Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, “Personal Space: Paintings by Scott Kahn”, 2004 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NYC, 2004, 2001, 1996, 1994, 1992, 1990, 1988 Corbino Gallery, Longboat Key, FL, 2000 Silo Gallery, New Milford, Conn.,
COLLECTIONS AT&T, Somerset, NJ AT&T, Chicago, IL Sherman & Sterling, NYC Davis, Polk & Wardwell, NYC McGregor Sporting Goods, NJ Le Boeuf, Lamb, Leiby & Macrae, NYC Marriott Marquis Hotel, NYC Security Pacific National Bank, CA American Management Systems, Washington DC & NYC Chase Manhattan Bank, NYC Kelley, Drye & Warren, NYC The Signal Company, NYC Allied Bank of Texas, Houston, TX Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, NYC City Federal Savings & Loan, Somerset, NJ N.L. Industries, NYC Public Service Electric & Gas of New Jersey Markowitz, Preische & Stevens, Easthampton, NY University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Bristol-Meyers Squibb, NYC United Airlines, Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C. Philip Morris Corporation, NYC S.A. Décor Heytens, Belgium Numerous Private Collections
REVIEWS The Times Union, Albany, NY August 18, 1989 “Exhibition Heats Up the Town”, by Louise Krasniewicz The Longboat Observer, Sarasota, FL, May 17, 1990, Foster Harmon Galleries, review by Kevin Dean The New York Review of Art, New York, NY, Summer 1994, review by James Gardner, editor The New York Times, New York, NY, July 17, 1994, review by Vivien Raynor The Sun, July 31, 2003, review by David Cohen Art in America, June/July 2005, “Scott Kahn at Katharina Rich Perlow & Arthur Ross”, review by David Cohen The Lyme Times, January 29, 2009, “Scott Kahn’s Dreamlike Reality, by Amy Barry