In October, Marlboro College was pleased to announce the generous donation of an original work by renowned artist Wolf Kahn, to be raffled in support the Annual Fund. A longtime college supporter and current trustee, Wolf donated his 2012 pastel on paper At Marlboro College, which was raffled in November. The 14-by-11-inch artwork is matted and framed under museum glass, and is valued at $8,500.
“This timeless pastel is a testament to the lasting values of Marlboro College, and to Wolf’s continued and tireless support,” said Kevin Quigley, Marlboro College president. “While most people can only dream about owning a Wolf Kahn original, here is an opportunity for all of our most loyal supporters to buy a chance at their own original artwork, and in time for a holiday gift.”
The drawing was held during the trustees’ annual fall meeting on November 3, amidst great fanfare, and the loyal and very lucky supporter was Melissa Abrams ’76. All 100 tickets for the raffle were sold, raising $9,500 toward the Annual Appeal.
For decades Wolf and his wife, artist Emily Mason, have divided their time between New York City and their summer home in West Brattleboro. Wolf has held many different roles at Marlboro College over the years, participating on an academic advisory board during President Tom Ragle’s tenure and serving as an outside examiner for art students completing their Plans of Concentration. In 1992 Wolf endowed a scholarship at the college to be awarded annually to a student demonstrating talent in the visual arts.
“We are so honored by Wolf’s continued support, and thrilled to offer this opportunity to our valued supporters,” said Kevin. “Thanks to everyone for their participation and support.”