Max Kahn Chicago Artist Mid Century Modern Oil Painting Sail Boats. The painting was probably made in the 1950s or 1960s. Titled, “The Race,” depicting sailboats racing on probably lake Michigan. Two people are siting on the rocks in the foreground watching the boats go by. The size of the work is 11.5X11 inches. With the frame it is 16X17.75 inches. Ready to hang. A very beautiful piece. He was a Jewish artist who revolutionized printmaking techniques. His wife, Eleanor, was also an important Chicago area artist.