Sherry Wolf (artist)

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Sherry Wolf (born January 27 1949[1] ) is an American surrealist painter and designer.

Raised in Baltimore, Sherry is the youngest of three children born to Mary and Benjamin Wolf. Educated in Art History with a Magna Cum Laude degree from the University of Maryland, Wolf proceeded to establish the Adult Art Program at George Washington University. She was commissioned by the White House during the Nixon administration to create a series of paintings as well as heading the art and design department at NBC Washington bureau working directly with anchorman, David Brinkley.[2] After moving to New York, Wolf began her independent painting career.

During her college era, Wolf was a part of the Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. At that time, during the turmoil of the 1960s, Wolf was a major activist for Vietnam Peace. She protested the Vietnam War with her fellow sorority sisters during such chaotic times, almost being killed in a tear-gassed raid. Wolf described the incident as profound but necessary for peace in her country. She was also further quoted as stating, "Being an artist during times of such chaos, we need to realize love, peace, and prosperity is only a mile away, let's get there...".

During her Studio 54 Days, Wolf describes the public attention as fun and wild. Her artwork stands for the sarcastic and the, "Profound need for realization of the human sanity," which has been described by critics as being the ultimate source of truth for the 21st century.

Sherry continued to create such works of art for National Geographic, Women's Word Daily, and album covers for artists such as Liza Minnelli. Being described by People Magazine' as "One of the most clever artist and designer to come onto the scene in a long time, Wolf has the unique ability to win the heart's of art lovers and celebrities alike."

Friend and actor Dustin Hoffman, describes Wolf as a, "Visionary Genius." She works within the difficult field of contemporary American realism painting, earning a devoted following and critical acclaim.[3] Her work can be found in the most prestigious collections including the permanent collection of the Albright-Knox Museum. Her Hollywood Series, paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Groucho Marx, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, and many others, is housed in the private collection of Hollywood producer, Jerry Weintraub. These paintings were features on the Barbara Walters Special with Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Andy García.[3]

In addition to her painting career, Wolf has worked in other areas of the fashion world. Her first accessory designs were snapped up by major fashion stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.[3] Her newest contribution to the fashion world is her contemporary handbag line.


  1. Krane, Susan; Robert Evron (1987). Helen Raye; Karen Lee Spaulding. ed. Albright-Knox Art Gallery--the painting and sculpture collection : acquisitions since 1972 (1st ed. ed.). New York: Hudson Hills Press in association with Albright-Knox Art Gallery. p. 364. ISBN 9780933920361. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
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