born Omaha, Nebraska in 1925, and studiedat the Rhode Island
School of Design and graduated from Boston Museum of Fine Arts
School in 1949. He continued his graduate work in Boston much
later, receiving a graduate scholarship from Museum of Fine
Arts School in 1959.
Following a rigorous formal disciplne, and eschewing traditional
commercial gallery practices, (which he found to be manipulative
and excesively monetarily driven) Mr. Wolfe exhibited in many
puplic venues, such as the 1955 Carnegie International Exhibition,
the 1958 Whitney Annual, and within such institutions as the
The DeCordova Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston,
and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, among others.
Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston, 1952, '55, '57
De Cordova Museum, 1953, '57, '59
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1961
Joan Peterson Gallery, Boston, 1961
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, 1955
Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y., 1957
American Federation of Art, traveling exhibitions, 1956, '57
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1957
1st Annual Margaret Brown Memorial Award, Institute of Contemporary
Art, Boston, 1957
Wolfe , Havana, oil
on canvas, 52 x 52"
Whitney Museum of American Art
Phoenix Art Museum
Rose Art Museum
Boston Public Library
64 x 78"