Interior shot at Wolfs Gallery in Beachwood, Ohio

 

I’m Michael Wolf, founder and director of Wolfs.  Since I was a young boy, my environment, the walls, rooms and space around me, has been of tantamount importance. So it’s not a surprise that a lifetime later, Wolfs is a gallery filled with wonderful things begging to find  a proper home. It’s in our blood here, so let me tell you about WOLFS:

We are a large, rambling gallery on the east side of Cleveland doing business here for over 45 years. Wolfs began life as an auction house and with a proud history in that world evolved to become a very different, very eclectic art gallery dealing in fine paintings, sculpture and certain decorative arts. 

In our long history we’ve set world record prices for artwork, sold many important estates and collections including Fine Art, Photography, Americana, Contemporary Art Glass . . . literally hundreds of thousands of items. And now for the last 10 years we have become a small personal operation with a large and interesting collection. 

We pride ourselves on the eclectic vibe of our gallery. We thrive on the excitement of dealing with many different works each with a different world of collectors ranging in periods, styles and disciplines; something we surely inherited from our many years as an auction house. 

So unlike most galleries, the personality of our collection is ever changing as we react to opportunities in the different markets we embrace. 

 

Selling Art

We serve collectors, both beginning and sophisticated, we like to help build collections and support those seeking to realize their own artistic vision. We understand value and its importance in all of our relationships. Great things are not necessarily expensive things and there is a welcome place in our world for collectors with varying levels of income. 

We serve designers who enjoy the variety and quality of our collection. Some designers prefer to hunt down artwork for their clients others encourage clients to tour through our various galleries on their own. Designers usually get it and we immensely enjoy working with this creative bunch. 

We foster relationships and work hard to meet the art related needs of all the people in our world.

 

Fine Art Wanted

Acquiring fine art is our passion and keeps the gallery’s heart pumping. We handle the estates of select artists and collectors and often purchase individual works outright. We work with lawyers, the families of collectors, auction houses and other dealers in a full time effort to keep the gallery filled with great artwork. We encourage those needing to sell to contact the gallery, email images or call us. 

These pages are filled with images of some of the interesting and important artworks we have handled over our many years, originally as an auction house and now a gallery, and tell a part of our story that words cannot depict. Please enjoy perusing some of the fine works and artist we have handled over the years.

 

Appraisals

An appraiser is a professional with the expertise and credentials needed to evaluate property. Bridget McWilliams is an Accredited Member of The Appraisers Association of America. The Appraisers Association of America is an international organization based in New York City with members in cities across the country as well as in Canada, Europe and Asia. 

WOLFS specializes in the appraisal of fine art, antiques and personal property for private clients, attorneys, banks, trust and estate officers and institutions. We provide appraisals for all purposes including IRS accepted tax donation appraisals, estate tax and probate, insurance, fair market, damage/loss, divorce and liquidation. Our appraisals are fully researched, comprehensive and accurate and conform to the USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). As there is no national license for personal property appraisers, USPAP compliancy is an important credential, and one that the IRS uses to measure appraisals as acceptable for tax purposes. Our appraisals provide comprehensive information about your valuable artwork or collections and our reports are expertly researched, photographed and contain full descriptions of the items included. A preliminary walk-through can be arranged in order to determine pricing and the scope of the appraisal at no charge.

Notable Sales

Trinity by Richard Anuszkiewicz

Richard Anuszkiewicz (American, 1930-2020)

Trinity, 1970

 

Dog Through Hoop by Karel Christiaan Appel

Karel  Christiaan Appel (American, 1866-1937)

Dog Through Hoop, 1978

 

Purple Mountain Landscape by Milton Avery

Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965)

Purple Mountain Landscape, 1953

 

 

Bleak Hills by George Bellows

George Bellows (American, 1882-1925)

Bleak Hills

 

 

Spring Storm by Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975)

Spring Storm, 1958

 

 


Scene de Grand Boulevard devant la Maison Klein by Jean Beraud

Jean Béraud (French, 1849-1936)

Scene de Grand Boulevard devant la Maison Klein

 

 

Hudson River Valley View with Cattle and Shepherds by Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830 - 1902)

Hudson River Valley View with Cattle and Shepherds, 1870

 

 

Nina con Sombrilla by Angel Botello

Ángel Botello (Spanish, 1913-1986)

Niña con Sombrilla

 

 

 

Still Life - Pitcher and Melons by Bernard Buffet

Bernard Buffet (French, 1928-1999)

Still Life - Pitcher and Melons, 1955

 

Woodland Pool in Spring by Charles Burchfield

Charles Burchfield (American, 1893 - 1967)

Woodland Pool in Spring, 1953

 

Times Square, Armistice Day by Theodore Earl Butler

Theodore Earl Butler (American, 1861 - 1936)

Times Square, Armistice Day, November 11, 1918

 

Bullfight by Alexander Calder

Bullfight by Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976)

Bullfight, 1948

 

Sheik Benaly Ben Ladiar and Ale-y-dah by Pietro Calvi

Pietro Calvi (Italian, 1833 - 1884)

Sheik Benaly Ben Ladiar and Ale-y-dah

 

Venice by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (Italian, 1697 - 1768)

Venice

 

Woman Bathing (La Toilette) by Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844 - 1926)

Woman Bathing (La Toilette), 1890-91

 

 

Les Baigneurs by Paul Cezanne

Paul Cézanne (French, 1839 - 1906)

Les Baigneurs, 1897

 

Four Tales from the Arabian Nights by Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall (Russian-French, 1887 - 1985)

Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, 1948

(the complete deluxe edition)

 

Horses by Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico (Italian, 188-1978)

Horses

 

Carousel Scene by Marvin Cone

Marvin Cone (American, 1891–1965)

Carousel Scene, c. 1930

 

The Earth and Spring by Walter Crane

Walter Crane (English, 1845-1915)

The Earth and Spring, 1875

 

Coffee Pot by Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis (American, 1894-1964)

Coffee Pot, 1931

 

Untitled by Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning (Dutch-American, 1904-1997)

Untitled, 1976

 

The Splendid Outcast by Stevan Dohanos

Stevan Dohanos (American, 1907-1994)

The Splendid Outcast, 19444

 

 

A shepherdess and Her Flock by Julien Dupre

Julien Dupré (French, 1857-1910)

A Shepherdess and Her Flock

 

 

The Hunting Party by Henry Farny

Henry Farny (American, 1847 - 1916)

The Hunting Party, 1901

 

Cloister by Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928 - 2011)

Cloister, 1964

 

The Star by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980)

The Star, 1918

 

 

The Ladle by Carl Frederick Gaertner

Carl Frederick Gaertner (American1898 - 1952)

The Ladle, 1929

 

Saturday at Chagrin Falls by Carl Frederick Gaertner

Carl Frederick Gaertner (American, 1898–1952)

Saturday at Chagrin Falls, 1931

 

 

Salome by Joseph Glasco

Joseph Glasco (American, 1925–1996)

Salome, 1955

 

The White Dam by Raphael Gleitsmann

Raphael Gleitsmann (American, 1910-1995)

The White Dam, 1939

 

U.S. Steel Mills, Pittsburgh by Aaron Harry Gorson

Aaron Harry Gorson (American, 1872–1933)

U.S. Steel Mills, Pittsburgh, c. 1910

 

Copp's Hill, Boston by Childe Hassam

Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935)

Copp's Hill, Boston, 1890

 

Feeding the Pigeons by Childe Hassam

Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935)

Feeding the Pigeons, 1888

 

Portrait of a Young Girl by Robert Henri

Robert Henri (American, 1865-1929)

Portrait of a Young Girl

 

Yawning Panther by Anna Hyatt Huntington

Anna Hyatt Huntington (American, 1876-1973)

Yawning Panther

 

 

Untitled (Fields) by Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930)

Untitled (Fields 258), 1977

 

Hockey by Einar Jolin

Einar (Johan Einar) Jolin (Sweden, 1890–1976)

Hockey, 1919-1929

 

Self-Portrait with Bonito by Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954)

Self-Portrait with Bonito, 1941

 

The Glass Blower by Max Kalish

Max Kalish (American, 1891–1945)

The Glass Blower, 1937

 

The Spirit of American Labor by Max Kalish

Max Kalish (American, 1891 - 1945)

The Spirit of American Labor

 

Gathering Roses by Daniel Ridgway

Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839 - 1924)

Gathering Roses

 

 

The Tennis Player by Leon Kroll

Leon Kroll (American, 1884-1974)

The Tennis Player

 

Study for Frick Building Window by John La Farge

John La Farge (American, 1835-1910)

Study for Frick Building Window, Pittsburgh, PA, 1909

 

Study for Les Illuminations by Fernand Leger

Fernand Léger  (French, 1881-1955)

Study for Les Illuminations: Villes I

 

The Ploughman by Leon Augustin Lhermitte

Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French 1844-1925)

The Ploughman, 1911

 

Corporate Wars: Walls of Influence by Robert Longo

Robert Longo (American, b. 1953)

Corporate Wars: Walls of Influence

 

Pan of Rohallion by Frederick MacMonnies

Frederick William MacMonnies (American, 1863 - 1937)

Pan of Rohallion, c. 1890

 

The Boxer by Fletcher Martin

Fletcher Martin (American, 1904-1979)

The Boxer

 

 

Tete de jeune fille by Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920)

Tête de jeune fille

 

Collage by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (Hungarian-American, 1895-1946)

Collage

 

 

Retriever & Young by Edmund Osthaus

Edmund Osthaus (American, 1858-1927)

Retriever & Young

 

 

 

 

The Grand Canyon by Edward H. Potthast

Edward H. Potthast (American, 1857-1927)

The Grand Canyon

 

The Bronco Buster by Frederic Remington

Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909)

The Bronco Buster, 1895

 

The Dugout by Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978)

The Dugout

 

Still Life with Vase of Flowers by Georges Rouault

Georges Rouault  (French, 1871-1958)

Still Life with Vase of Flowers

 

 

The Wild Horse by Olaf Carl Seltzer

Olaf Carl Seltzer (Danish-American, 1877-1957)

The Wild Horse, 1910

 

 

 

Adam and Eve by William Sommer

William Sommer (American, 1867–1949)

Adam and Eve, c. 1915

 

Cart with Horse and Rider by William Sommer

William Sommer (American, 1867-1949)

Cart with Horse and Rider

 

 

Unfolding Yellow by Julian Stanczak

Julian Stanczak (American, 1928–2017)

Unfolding Yellow, 1968

 

 

Tiffany Dragonfly Leaded Glass and Bronze Table Lamp

Tiffany Dragonfly Leaded Glass and Bronze Table Lamp

 

Untitled Abstract work by Jack Tworkov

Jack Tworkov (American, 1900-1982)

Untitled (Q3-76-#5), 1976

 

L'Eglise de Droue by Maurice Utrillo

Maurice (Valadon) Utrillo (French, 1883-1955)

L'Eglise de Droué, 1936

 

 

Nymph Riding a Dolphin by Bessie Vonnoh

Bessie Onahotema Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955)

Nymph Riding a Dolphin

 

Place de l'Opéra, Café de la Paix by Abel Warshawsky

Abel Warshawsky (American, 1883-1962)

Place de l'Opéra, Café de la Paix

 

Two Women by Max Weber

Max Weber (American, 1881-1961)

Two Women

 

Crossing the River by Edwin Lord Weeks

Edwin Lord Weeks (American 1849-1903)

Crossing the River

 

 

The Lady by Georges Yatrides

Georges Yatrides (French, 1931)

The Lady, 1958