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Andre Kohn Waterhouse Gallery
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Stilettos (Series 31)
36 x 12 Oil

 

Leaving Marsailles
36 x 12 Oil
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Sold Works

 

 

About the Artist
11 x 11 Oil SOLD

  

Amoureux (Series 4)
24 x 12 Oil SOLD

 

Nurturing
14 x 9 Oil SOLD

 

  

Le Bleu II SOLD
24 x 10 Oil

  

En Vacances
18 x 14 Oil SOLD

On the Theme of Turquoise
24 x 24 Oil SOLD 

 

Sur La Plage
13 x 13 Oil SOLD

 

Esquisse on a Theme of Yellow
21 x 9 Oil SOLD 

The Master's Connoisseur
22 x 12 Oil SOLD

BFF (Series 8)
13 x 13 Oil SOLD 

Vintage Dior
36 x 12 Oil SOLD 

BFF
20 x 13 Oil SOLD  

Sisters (Series 8)
17 x 17 Oil SOLD  

To Marsailles
24 x 13 Oil SOLD 

Retail Therapy
20 x 18 Oil SOLD 

Stilettos
36 x 12 Oil SOLD

The Kiss (Series 14)
14 x 14 Oil SOLD

A Connoisseur
15 x 9 Oil SOLD 

The Lemon Wedge
13 x 8 Oil SOLD  

The Kiss
13 x 11 Oil SOLD 

The City Gal
24 x 12 Oil SOLD 

 

Specialite Du Chef
13 x 10 Oil SOLD 

The City Gals
22 x 14 Oil SOLD

The Day Off, Series 11
30 x 11 Oil SOLD 

Neighborhood Gossip
14 x 14 Oil SOLD 

Birthday Lunch
21 x 12 Oil SOLD

 

Gossips
16 x 16 Oil SOLD 

 

At The Square
24 x 10 Oil SOLD 

Antique Shopping
18 x 15 Oil SOLD 

 

The Anniversary Gift
18 x 8 Oil SOLD

Vintage Coach
24 x 9 Oil SOLD 

Vintage Chanel #43
24 x 13 Oil SOLD  

 

La Coquette
10 x 10 Oil SOLD  

Vintage Chanel
24 x 10 Oil SOLD

 

En Vacances
13 x 10 Oil SOLD 

The Day Off (Series 16)
36 x 12 Oil SOLD

 

Back In Paris
13 x 8 Oil SOLD 

 

New Manolo Blahniks
24 x 9 Oil SOLD
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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.

" While always innovative in drawing and painting, Kohn's professional art education began at age 15 when he was chosen to apprentice in the studios of Moscow's most esteemed Impressionist and Social Realist artists. At that time, Impressionism in Russia was nearing the end of a harmonic and prolific century-a prodigious period in Russian art that literally changed the world. Kohn's childhood and art education corresponded with an eruption of cultural progress in all the arts, including ballet, literature, music and painting. He was principally influenced by such artists as He followed the apprenticeships with a classical art education at the University of Moscow where he studied with members of the last great generation of Russian Impressionists. With his talent already in evidence, he quickly earned an invitation from the Artist's Union of Bulgaria (Europe) to stage a prestigious one-man show in one of their country's major exhibition halls. Still in his first year of college, Kohn was the only student so honored for the year.

He fondly remembers the majesty of the University. "The experience was totally unique," he has said. "The atmosphere was one of huge columns, marble floors and masterworks on the walls. Legends of the Russian art world walked the halls and discussed your work. It was a privilege to be there, and it laid the foundation for my entire career." However, fate soon dramatically redirected the young artist's life and art. His father, a colonel in the Russian Army, was the first candidate to participate in the post-Cold War officer exchange program at the U.S. Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1993, while Kohn was in America visiting his parents, his father announced his intention to defect to the United States. Suddenly, the young artist realized he would never again be permitted to return to his homeland.

It took little time for American art audiences and media to discover the mature, fresh figurative painting style of the young Russian. His first one-man show in America created instant interest in his work and helped introduce Kohn to audiences in his adopted country.

Kohn remains a preeminent leader of Figurative Impressionism which seeks to capture the complexity as well as the simplicity and directness of the human form. "I'm seeking my own unique, poetic interpretation of the moment," he says. "I'm striving to find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

" Despite Kohn's unrepeatable pallet, personally developed style and unique interpretations of form, his education is enduring. From his home, Kohn travels the world for inspiration, periodically returning to France to continue his formal, classical studies.

Kohn's work is represented by premier galleries in the United States and he is a regular contributor to invitational exhibitions. Kohn is a frequent subject of highly regarded art publications, and his unique ability to communicate the expressiveness of the human form has kept him a mainstay of private, corporate and permanent museum collections worldwide.

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