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Carmel Magazine, Spring 2018

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Carmel Magazine spoke with Andre Kohn shortly before his Carmel show opened. Carmel Magazine: How would you describe your style? What artists have influenced your work, and what aspects of your own life expe- riences and training help you create your unique and beautiful paintings? Andre Kohn: My style is described as Figurative Expressionism. (Expressionism is the more modern term for Impressionism.) I chose this path at the age of 16, leaving my promising career as an athlete, after real- izing that even winning a gold medal at the Olympics would put me on a bench for the rest of life working as a coach. I discovered the never-ending passion for fine arts and started knocking on the doors of prominent Russian Impressionists back in 1988 to acquire the best knowledge I could, followed by studying at the most prestigious university in the coun- try, in Moscow, at its fine art department. 138 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 Andre Kohn's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Rouge and Vintage Bordeaux." Kohn grew up near the Caspian Sea in Russia, where his mother was a symphony violinist and his father was a linguist and writer.

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