Jack Wolfe


Fall 2019
We are looking forward to an exhibition of three of Jack's major political works in the Anderson Gallery at Bridgewater State University, MA, running from August 12,  2019 through  October 8, 2019.

On display will be "Roxbury Portrait,"  shown at DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, in 1967, and at the Joiner Center for the Study of War and Its Social Consequences.at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2005.  (http://www.jackwolfestudio.com/gallery.php?gallery=5§ion=17&image=220

Two life-sized   portraits of President Lincoln, seated and standing, will also be shown, lent by the Greason/Thayer Collection.   http://www.jackwolfestudio.com/gallery.php?gallery=5§ion=20 and http://www.jackwolfestudio.com/gallery.php?gallery=5§ion=20

The works, all painted during the turbulent mid-sixties, reflect the political turmoil and struggles for Civil Rights of those years, 100 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

details will follow.

Fall 2017 
The Jack Wolfe Studio is pleased to donate several artworks to Community Legal Services and Counseling Center for the non-profit's lovely new space in an historic building in East Cambridge. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Spring 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Two early oil paintings of Jack's are exhibited by Machine-Age of South Boston at  the AD20/21 Design Collection  March 30-April 1.  "Chorus," 1959, 78" x 96", and "Red X, 1961, " 78" x 78", reflect Jack's large-scale dynamic work of that period.  Images of "Chorus" and "Red X" can be seen in "Early  Abstractions." 

Winter 2012
Here is a link to a blog relating to the article in Boston Home Design magazine featuring Jack's painting "Number, Numbest One." It includes some other images, including one of a young Jack Wolfe in his studio with edge and attitude! http://www.bostonmagazine.com/home-design/blog/2012/02/27/found-art/

A work entitled "Havana", done in 1961, will be exhibited in The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville FL, in ReFocus: The Art of the 1960's, running from January 28 - April 8, 2012.  information is available on their website: http://www.mocajacksonville.org/ 

Take a look at the latest "Boston Home" magazine for a home interior featuring one of Jack's large abstractions from the 1960's (for sale at Machine Age, South Boston).

Fall 2009
The Odysseus Project:  Jack's work was included in a provocative online exhibit sponsored by the Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences.  Two pieces, Roxbury Portrait (1967), and Nam - America, What Are You Doing?! (1972) are included.  The  curated exhibit presents  artists'  experience of war and returning home from war.   

We are undertaking the long process of compiling a catalog  of Jack's decades of extensive work. If you own a Jack Wolfe painting, we would appreciate greatly an image, if possible with the dimensions, date, medium, and title.  It can be sent to wolfestudio@gmail.com .  Thank you!

Fall 2008
The Jack Wolfe Studio is pleased to donate several paintings to cancer centers in the hospitals which treated Jack during his illness.  Chosen for their particularly beautiful and cheering colors, the paintings will give respite and comfort to patients, families, friends and staff.  The paintings will hang in the waiting areas of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, and Caritas Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to these providers, and most especially to Dr. Karim S. Malek of Good Samaritan, who cared for Jack during his last two years with utmost compassion and warmth.

Fall 2006
Providence College showed selections from a major series of twenty-four large (6’ x 6’) portraits of Native Americans.  Also shown were drawings and a video about the artist and the production of the series, which spanned more than fifteen years.

Jack was released from worldly cares on November 18, 2007 to go to, as he put it in the weeks before he died, “unencumbered space.” He died peacefully at home with his family after a long struggle with cancer. As we mourn his loss, we remember with gratitude his exemplary life and consummate mastery of his art. It was a privilege and honor to have his life touch ours.