Hiro Fine Art is interested in purchasing artworks by Ada Wolfe.
Ada Wolfe was born in Oakland, California in 1878 and her family moved to Minneapolis when she age eleven. She had a strong interest in art at an early age and studied at the Minneapolis School of Art. Wolfe moved to New York City and studied at the Art Students League under William Merritt Chase. She returned to Minnesota and was a fixture in the arts scene. She also taught children in the Minneapolis public school system.
The State Fair in Minnesota honored her with a special show in 1941. Her impressionist paintings were highly regarded in Minnesota. Wolfe’s artworks also had a Fauvist influence, seen through the beautiful use of colors and forms.
Ada Wolfe created this painting in 1940 and it depicts the falls of Sand Creek in Jordan, Minnesota which today is part of Lagoon Park. Wolfe traveled around Minnesota to paint scenes of the states varied landscape. This painting was done towards the end of Wolfe’s career and exhibits her mature post-Impressionist style.
The large painting is set with a lone fisherman along the middle of the composition practically blending into the scene. A small area of civilization exists with a cluster of homes along the upper left. The peach colored homes compliments the colors of the surrounding cliffs.
Wolfe uses bright, pastel colors with small hints of ochre to breathe life into the atmosphere of the late summer season. The lush green foliage of the trees done in a near Pointillist technique creates an effervescent scene of tranquility. The trees brilliantly reflect their lively green and yellow colors from the water which are executed in long, streaking brushstrokes helping accentuate the post-Impressionist style.
1878 - Born in Oakland, California
Studied as the Minneapolis School of Art
Moved to New York City and studied at the Art Students League under William Merritt Chase
Moved back to Minnesota
1941 - Minnesota State Fair honored her with a special exhibition
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