Matt Kahn, pioneer in design coursework and Stanford professor emeritus, dies

Matt Kahn, who taught for more than 60 years, was a painter, designer, art collector and beloved professor in the Department of Art and Art History.

Stanford Professor Emeritus Matt Kahn died at his Stanford home on June 24. He was 85. Kahn was born on May 29, 1928, in New York City, the son of Jess and Julia Kahn. He studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where he met Lyda Weyl, his wife and partner in…

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