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 Hamilton Achille Wolf  (1883 - 1967)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: mod-genre-figure, abstraction

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BIOGRAPHY for Hamilton Wolf
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1883 (New York City)
 
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1967 (Oakland, California)

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Post War California artist, Hamilton Achille Wolf studied at Columbia University, New York, National Academy Design, Art Students' League, and the Academie Colarossi in Paris. Wolf taught at the Los Angeles School of Art & Design and was the head of the Art Department of the University of Washington, Seattle. In 1928 he joined the faculty of the California College of Arts & Crafts.

Selected Group Exhibitions: 60th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1940; 61st Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1941; 62nd Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1942; 65th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1945; First Spring Annual Exhibition, California Palace of The Legion of Honor 1946; Second Annual Exhibition of Painting, California
Palace of The Legion of Honor 1948; 70th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1951; 71st Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1952; The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, 1958, 59.

Literature: San Francisco Art Association (Institute) Catalog of the Art Bank.

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David J Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California. Carlson's specialty is Post-World War II California artists, and he is preparing a catalogue for a 2004 traveling exhibition of these artists to several California museums.



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Born in NYC on Sept. 11, 1883, the son of artist Henry Wolf. The younger Wolf worked as a bank teller and studied at Columbia University before choosing an art career. He studied at the NAD, ASL in NYC, Académie Colarossi in Paris (1909), and with Chase, Henri, and Edward McCartan. He taught at the Los Angeles School of Art & Design (1912-16) and was the head of the art department of the University of Washington at Seattle (1916-18), Santa Barbara State Teachers College (1922-24), and lecturer in art at UC Berkeley until 1928 when he joined the faculty at the CCAC. After retiring from the latter in 1952, he continued painting at his home in Oakland. Wolf died in the St Helena (CA) Sanitarium on May 2, 1967. Exh: Calif. Art Club, 1914-15; Seattle Art Society, 1917 (prize); LACMA, 1922; Galerie Beaux Arts (SF), 1928; Oakland Art Gallery, 1928-50; SFAA, 1928-44 (prizes); Calif. State Fair, 1930, 1934, 1940 (prizes); SF Art Center, 1931; SFMA, 1935; NY World's Fair, 1939; GGIE, 1939; Carnegie Inst., 1941; De Young Museum, 1943; CPLH, 1945, 1946, 1948. In: Oakland Museum; Huntington Library (San Marino); Univ. of Washington; Shell Laboratories (Emeryville, CA).
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Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Los Angeles Times, 9-12-1912; American Art Annual 1917-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-66; SF Chronicle, 5-4-1967 (obituary).
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