About The Artist
Brigitte Wolf treasures a drawing created by her mother, which was her first and enduring inspiration of her work.
Born into a large German family, Brigitte first travelled to England as a young woman, then immigrated to the USA, eventually settling in Chicago. Though always involved in the decorative arts, serious study was put aside until her family was grown.
Since then, she has increasingly developed her skills in both sculpture and painting. She has thus far studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Noyes Center, Palette and Chisel and the Evanston Art Center, in each case her talent continues to mature.
One finds in her work exploration of the human form, especially in dance and other movement, modulated by varying uses of light and color.
While her painting may seem to render homage to post-impressionists such as Matisse and Cézanne—the former in certain of her human images, the latter in some of her still-life’s—she imbues her work with her own sense of dimension and illumination... and recently enjoys to shape her image of the abstract.
Most recently her works have begun to attract critical attention and to be collected both here and in Germany. Her work may be found in private collections. When asked about the motivation of her work, Ms. Wolf replied, “I never cease to be amazed in that moment, when some form or image escapes from your fingers through the brush or carving knife.”
My first and most enduring inspiration for my work comes from a treasured drawing created by my mother. I was born into a large German family and later immigrated to the USA, eventually settling in Chicago. Although my early training at the Art Institute of Chicago focused on the study of old masters, my recent work has become more abstract. I am exhilirated by the challenges of evoking ideas in the viewer. Just a brushstroke on a canvas gives me the freedom to do anything I envision. Aside from the dimensions on the canvas itself, there are no limits. I enjoy examining the canvas, exploring depth and dimensions to create a piece that challenges the intellect, invites curiosity, and creates pleasure.