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Walt Francis (Walter) Kuhn

 (1877 - 1949)
Walt Francis (Walter) Kuhn was active/lived in New York, California.  Walt Kuhn is known for clown figure and portrait painting, cartoons, some sculptural work.

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Artist Bulletins for Walt Francis (Walter) Kuhn

9 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Martin Willis (01/20/2011)
I handled hundreds of Walt Kuhn paintings & drawings and owned part of the Brenda Kuhn estate at one time. I help people all over the country with Walt Kuhn's works and would be happy to give an opinion.

Walt Kuhn Mystery Painting Woman in Red Help!
Brad (06/24/2010)
I purchased a nice kuhn signed and dated 1936, of a woman in a red dress.It has a nice frame painted gold, which kuhn was known to make himself. any HELP of who this lady is would be greatly appreciated. I shot a video and put it on youtube.Here is the link. Thanks for looking

Authentication of 2 Kuhn pieces?
Chris Fries (04/03/2007)
Does anyone know who may authenticate Walt Kuhn's work? I bought 2 pieces, one a nude line drawing, signed & dated 1935 and the other is a gouache on paper (largeof a clown) signed and dated 1947. I live in the Washington, DC area and am hesitant to send them off to someone far away. Any ideas?

walt kuhn
sba (03/25/2007)
I own a walt Kukn titled " Teal" depicting two very colorfull ducks, looks like quibisum signed and dated 1943. dose anyone have any info.

"Head of Virginia" painting
Albie Davis (01/02/2006)
Hello, I am looking for information about a painting of my mother, done by Kuhn in 1927, titled "head of Virginia." (Listed in Adams' Walt Kuhn, Painter: His Life and Work. He also did a painting of her in 1927 titled "Girl in Gray Furs," which is now in the Newark Museum, NJ. I could send a copy of that painting, if you are interested. Also, does anyone know of Marieli Kaelin Mandel, who's name appears of the reverse of another Kuhn painting I have. Thanks, Albie Davis.

Martin (08/03/2004)
As far as I know, no one currently has copyrights for works by Walt Kuhn. Perhaps only museums with works in their collection. Brenda Kuhn, the only remaining relative died in 1993 in Portland, Maine. Several major galleries handled the Walt Kuhn Estate for Brenda at one time or another, who inherited Brenda's estate, which was later liquidated. At this point, I believe no one can legally claim his estate.

Kuhn Estate
Diane (04/22/2004)
Is there an estate or family member who is handling copyright clearance for reproducing works by Walt Kuhn?

Kuhn's birth date
Kaye (02/17/2004)
Walt Kuhn was born in 1877, not 1880. It is understood that at some time Walt Kuhn himself gave 1880 as his birth year so as to appear younger than he really was.

Kuhn's Date of Birth
Mary Webb (07/18/2001)
In a 1929 exhibition catalogue, Kuhn's date of birth is listed as 1880. I understand that this date often appears and has led to confusion. Does anyone know the source of the discrepancy?

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