(1914 - 2003)
Emerson S. Woelffer was active/lived in California, Illinois. Emerson Woelffer is known for lithographs, collage, etching.
Biography Emerson Woelffer
Best known for his boldly colored abstract oil and acrylic canvases
with jagged forms in sometimes dense compositions Emerson Woelffler was
active in this style until his later years when macular degeneration
made working in color difficult. He then began using white crayons on
black paper in a looser style. He was also a sculptor and lithographer
and lived in both Chicago and Los Angeles.
Emerson Woelffer was
a native of Chicago where he worked at the Institute of Design under
Moholy-Nagy. and earned a B.A. Degree and taught there in 1942. Later
he was instrumental in bringing modernism to Los Angeles where he
taught at the Chouinard Art Institute (now Cal Arts) from 1959 to 1973.
He also taught at the Otis College of Art
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