Biography

SHANE WOLF was born in 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. After receiving his bachelor's degree in design in 2000 he joined Salomon SAS in Annecy, France, as a graphic designer. In 2004 he embarked on a 16-month around the world trip and kept a drawing journal of his travels. Naturally, his journey led him to Florence, the birth place of the Italian Renaissance.

In Florence he began passionately studying art at the Angel Academy of Art. From 2005 to 2009, he rigorously explored the fundamentals of art based on techniques used by the Old Masters who have all made their mark on art history since the Renaissance and through to today's art. He received his Diploma of Excellence all the while being a teacher at this prestigious Italian art academy.

In 2010, he moved to Paris where he has been living and working since, driven by a vital desire to draw and share his humanist ideals that the human form inspires in him. Over the next 6 years, he would win numerous prizes and participate in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the USA. SHANE WOLF's vertiginous ascent in the art world has attracted the keen interest of collectors and museums that acquire and assiduously follow his evolving art, certain of the major role he plays in the world of contemporary figurative art.

In 2014, driven by his passion and his knowledge, he decided to dedicate the following 4 years to the realization of a monumental work, to be completed according to the exacting principles of his art…


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Awards

2016Permanent Collection, Museum European of Modern Art (MEAM), Barcelona, Spain
2015Boston Figure Painting Competition Grand Champion, Boston Academy of Realist Art, Boston, USA
Museum European of Modern Art (MEAM) Purchase Award, Art Renewal Center Salon, New York, USA
2013Gold Medal, Salon de l’Académie Européenne des Arts, France, Paris, France
Silver Medal, Société des Artistes Français, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Best Nude, Art Renewal Center (ARC) International Salon, New York, USA
Best Nude Runner Up, Art Renewal Center (ARC) International Salon, New York, USA
2012Bronze Medal, Société des Artistes Français, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Gold Medal, Salon de Val du Cher, Saint Victor, France
Finalist (nude and portrait categories), Art Renewal Center (ARC) International Salon, New York, USA
2011Bronze Medal, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
Taylor Prize, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Finalist (nude category) America China Oil Painting Artists’ League (ACOPAL), New York, USA
2010Honorable Mention (nude category), Art Renewal Center (ARC) International Salon, New York, USA
2009Hudson River Fellowship, New York, USA