Theme/Style – Figurative art, portraits, still lifes, acrobatic and circus images, cartoons
Media – Oils, watercolors, gouache, chalk, crayon, ink, graphic arts
Artistic Focus – In a lifelong association with the theatrical world, Walt Kuhn is best known for his portrayals of circus people, but for the viewer of these paintings their context is immediately transcended by the intense, unique, and powerful presence of each of the human beings behind the makeup and costumes. Kuhn’s still lifes as well as his portraits reveal, above all, a painter of great vision, whose stunning use of color and form reflected influences of both Cubism and German Expressionism. Walt Kuhn was an active participant in the movement to push the artistic boundaries of his day and blaze the trail for Modernism.
Selection of Works by this Artist
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