(1905 - 1977)
Robert Jay Wolff was active/lived in Connecticut, Illinois. Robert Wolff is known for geometric abstraction, sculptor.
Biography Robert Wolff
Robert Jay Wolff's formal art training began in the night school of the
Chicago Art Institute in 1928 and ended with a few months in the
sculpture atelier of the French academician Henri Bouchard at the Ecole
des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1930.
Remaining in Paris, Wolff
worked independently: "My masters were the stone cutters of archaic
Greece. The bronze sculptures of Charles Despiau seemed to me the only
contemporary works that could approach the purity and grandeur of the
stone figures of the Sixth Century B.C.," he recalled. "Much of my
time, when not working, was spent in the far corner of the basement of
the Louvre surrounded by ancient Greece."
Paris in 1929 and 1930
was alive with the new art of the School of Pa
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