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 traveled to England as a young woman, then immigrated to the USA, eventually settling in Chicago. Serious study in art 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, she Noyes Center, Palette and Chisel and the Evanston Art Center. 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, 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. Her works have begun to attract critical attention and to be collected and can be found in galleries as well as 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.”