157 - “New Found Gap, Tennessee, USA” Painting, John Mac Kah, Value: $1,950

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Traditional oil on artist-prepared natural gesso ground, oil mediums. Framed in gold.

Dimensions: 9"x 15" (13" x 18.75" framed)


John Mac Kah is a graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, where he opened a working and teaching studio in 1983. In 2003, he moved to Asheville’s River Arts District and now paints and teaches at JMK Studio236 at Riverview Station. Among the classes he offers in drawing and painting is “The Painter’s Craft,” a course he has been teaching for 20 years, encompassing all aspects of methods, materials and health precautions from the Renaissance to the Space Age. His teaching is based on classical methods and procedures taught at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas under the direction of Ben Long.

"I see myself as part of the American tradition of landscape painting.  My family heritage is grounded in the southeast; one of my great-grandfathers was a cabinet maker who moved in 1842 from Germany to settle in central Georgia. My grandfather, John S. Kah,  took up photography very early, listing it as his occupation in 1890 when he was a young man in Macon, Georgia. He established had his own commercial photography studios in old Cedar Key, Florida, later in Bradenton, Tampa, Jacksonville, Durham, NC and in Vermont, moving seasonally. His work can be found in historic archives in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida."


Catalog number 157

Value: $1,950
Bidding ended: 3:00pm, 20 May 20213:00pm, Thursday 20 May 2021America/New York


Bidder Time Bid
Mary Julia Cain 2:19pm 20 May 2021 $1,200
Martha Cox 12:52pm 11 May 2021 $1,050