Hannah Achtenberg Kinn seeks to capture the color and light of a unique place and time. She works with the natural beauty of the sky and land of Long Island and New England. Her painting style is influenced by American Luminism, British landscapes and the work of Fairfield Porter.
Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, Hannah began painting as a child. She received her B.A. from Smith College in Massachusetts and her M.A. from Oxford University in England. She continued her studies with the Art Students League in New York City, the National Academy, as well as with such distinguished artists as Burton Silverman, Wolf Kahn, Aaron Shikler and David Levine.
She has exhibited at the David Findlay Gallery, New York City; the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, New Jersey; and Stanford University Gallery, Palo Alto, California.
Her paintings are in many collections, including that of President William Jefferson Clinton who paid Ms. Kinn a visit at a gallery opening as mentioned in THE NEW YORK TIMES, Friday, February 15, 2002:
“…BILL CLINTON dropped by a Madison Avenue gallery on Wednesday and took home two paintings by someone he knew when he was at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in the 1960’s, HANNAH ACHTENBERG KINN. “In a group of very bright, very ambitious young men, all of whom were going to be president before they were 40, he was one of the most endearing ones,” she said after the opening at the David Findlay Galleries at 984 Madison Avenue. One of the two paintings, he said, was for HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, for Valentine’s Day.” By James Barron; With Al Baker
Hannah continues to paint, capturing untamed landscapes and wide open skies.