Peter (Hans Peter) Kahn
(1921 - 1997)
Peter (Hans Peter) Kahn was active/lived in New York, British Columbia / Canada. Peter Kahn is known for graphics, painting, teaching.
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Biography Peter (Hans Peter) Kahn
Peter Kahn (1921 – 1997)
Hans Peter Kahn was born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1921, to Emil Kahn, a composer and conductor, and to Nellie Budge Kahn, poet and harpist. In Germany Kahn attended the original Waldorf School and The Stuttgart Gymnasium. When conditions became untenable, Kahn left Germany in 1937 at the age of sixteen for New York City, rejoining his father. He worked as a window designer at Bamberger’s, attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn under a scholarship. He later worked as a union organizer and commercial graphics designer. In 1942, he joined the US Army.
After active duty in Europe, Kahn served as an interpreter in the early stages of the Nuremberg Trials and returned to New York in 1945. He then studied at th
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