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Anne Kahane (1924 - )

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24” x 19” Sight




In 1926 Anne Kahane's family immigrated to Canada, eventually settling in Montreal in 1931. As a young woman Kahane took night classes at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Montreal, where she studied traditional sculpture. From 1945 to 1947 she studied architecture, industrial design, commercial art and wood carving at the Cooper Union Art School, New York. In the late 1940s and 1950s Kahane was one of a few active women sculptors in Canada. By the mid-1950s, she began working in wood, a material not favoured by modernist sculptors of the period, yet she produced many ambitious, dramatic and vigorous works in a figurative language, and received numerous public commissions. Anne Kahane’s maquette titled The Unknown Political Prisoner (1953) was the only Canadian and one of eighty selected for a £25 prize in the International Competition for a monument to The Unknown Political Prisoner organized and sponsored by the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, England. Kahane's maquette is now in the collection of the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec. In 1956 Kahane won the grand prize for her work "Ball Game" at the Concours Artistique de la province du Quebec. An associate member of the Royal Canadian Academy, Kahane exhibited with the RCA between 1964 and 1976 and with the Art Association of Montreal from 1947 to 1965. In addition to her artistic practice, she also taught fine arts at Concordia University from 1965 to 1980 and at McMaster University from 1980 to 1982. Kahane's work has been shown nationally and internationally, representing Canada at the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Canadian Pavilion at the Worlds Fair, Brussels, and at Expo 67 in Montreal. In addition to her sculptural works in wood, brass, and aluminum, Kahane's works also include drawing and woodblock prints. Her works can be found in public and private collections throughout Canada. Anne Kahane still lives and works in Montreal.


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