Winter Rooftops

by Gustave Wolff (1863–1935)
Oil on canvas
12¼ x 16⅛ inches
Signed lower right: Gustave Wolff

Artist Biography

German-born American artist Gustave Wolff was an impressionist and tonalist painter known for his atmospheric, poetic landscapes and cityscapes. Wolff’s family left Berlin and moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1866. Wolff first trained at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and furthered his art education in Europe, primarily in the Netherlands. Influenced by his teachers Paul Cornoyer (1864–1923) and Frederick Oakes Sylvester (1869–1915), as well as New York-based artist William Merritt Chase (1849–1916), Wolff pulled from the conventions of the Dutch Hague School, American Impressionism, and Tonalism to establish his distinct style. Wolff adopted a loose, confident brushwork

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