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Kevin John Callahan

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UNT, 2004 Oil 6'x5'
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A Weed, 2017 Ink And Acrylic 6"X9"
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Dualites 2, 2017 Ink And Acrylic 6"X9"
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Dualities 5, 2017 Ink And Acrylic 6"X9"
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Dualities 7 - Eight, 2017 Ink 6"X9"
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Chocolate Cake, 2017 Ink 6"X9"
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Chocolate Cake, 2017 Ink 6"X9"
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UNT, 2001-2004 Charcoal 22"X30"
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UNT, 2001-2004 Charcoal 8"X10"
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Field, 2001-2004 Charcoal 8"X15"
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UNT, 2001-2004 Charcoal 22"X30"
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Red Cart, 2016 Charcoal 22"X30"
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Shadow, Palm Frond on a Shower Curtain on the Line, 2016 Charcoal And Cold Wax Medium 22"X30"
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Sears Catalog, 2016 Charcoal 22"X30"
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UNT, 2015 Charcoal 22"X30"
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Beets, 2015 Pastel And Charcoal 22"X30"
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Migration, 2001-2004 Charcoal 11"X15"
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UNT, 2001-2004 Oil On Paper
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Orchard, 2016 Charcoal 11"X15"
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Jar Full Of Sex, 3/2017 Ink And Etching Ink On Paper 6"X9"
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Green Sack, 2001-2004 Oil On Linen 3'x4'
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UNT, 1995 Oil 4'x4'
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Chocolate Cake, 4/2017 Ink And Gouache 6" X 9"
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Chocolate Cake, 4/2017 Ink And Gouache 6" X 9"
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Chocolate Cake, 4/2017 Ink And Gouache 6" X 9"
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Hairy Ones, 3/2017 Ink And Etching Ink On Paper 6"X9"
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Thistles, 4/05/2017 Ink And Gouache 11" X 30"
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Chocolate Cake, 4/11/2017 Ink And Gouache 6" X 8"
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Chocolate Cake, 4/12/2017 Ink And Gouache 6" X 8"
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Fraternal Twins, 4/12/2017 Ink And Gouache 6" X 8"
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Landscape Drawing, 5/13/2017 Ink, Acrylic And Gouache 9" X 12"
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Chocolate Cake, 5/17/2017 Ink, Acrylic, Gouache 6"X8"
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Chocolate Cake, 5/17/2017 Acrylic On Paper 9"X12"
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Chocolate Cake, 5/13/2017 Acrylic On Paper 9"X12"
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Emmett County Gravel Road, 5/14/2017 Ink And Acrylic On Paper 9"X12"
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2 Dreams, 6/25/2017 Ink And Gouache 6' X 9"
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Color Study - Blue, 2016 Pastel 11" X 15"
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Color Study - Brown, 2016 Pastel 11" X 15"
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Baptism, 7/09/2017 Gouache And Pencil On Paper 9" X 12"
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Untitled, August 15, 2017 Ink And Gouache On Paper 12" X 19"
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Iowa
Birth year
1953
Lives in
San Jose, CA
Works in
San Jose, CA
Schools
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What I Do:

 

I make drawings, paintings and prints.  I have been doing this for years and don't know why.   Drawings are what I prefer over all other art forms.  These lay bare most prominently the originator's skills and thought processes.

Tools are important to me.  I love the freedom offered with pallet knives and brayers.  I don't plan the work because I want to be surprised with the outcome.  Attempts can be worked to failure and those are important exercises. Simplicity, honesty and spontaneity are important to me.

I have been making work for myself since leaving the U of Wisc-River Falls in 1983.  I undertook a broad area arts degree, focused on the idea of teaching (didn't happen).  Aside from Keiko Harra and Adele Henderson, the teaching staff was comprised of MFAs from Cranbrook.  In 1980, I participated in a UWRF sponsored quarter abroad program.  I was drawn to expressionism as a student and traveled Europe to find works by Die Brucke and Der Blauer Reiter.  I left school in 1983 and moved to CA in 1984.

UPDATE:  As of August 2017 I am renting a studio in downtown San Jose (Citadel Art Studios, 199 Martha Street).

 

KJC