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.

 

Notable Sales:

 

Richard Anuszkiewicz (American, 1930-2020)

Trinity, 1970

 

Karel  Christiaan Appel (American, 1866-1937)

Dog Through Hoop, 1978

 

Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965)

Purple Mountain Landscape, 1953

 

 

George Bellows (American, 1882-1925)

Bleak Hills

 

 

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975)

Spring Storm, 1958

 

 


Jean Béraud (French, 1849-1936)

Scene de Grand Boulevard devant la Maison Klein

 

 

Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830 - 1902)

Hudson River Valley View with Cattle and Shepherds, 1870

 

 

Ángel Botello (Spanish, 1913-1986)

Niña con Sombrilla

 

 

 

Bernard Buffet (French, 1928-1999)

Still Life - Pitcher and Melons, 1955

 

Charles Burchfield (American, 1893 - 1967)

Woodland Pool in Spring, 1953

 

Theodore Earl Butler (American, 1861 - 1936)

Times Square, Armistice Day, November 11, 1918

 

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976)

Bullfight, 1948

 

Pietro Calvi (Italian, 1833 - 1884)

Sheik Benaly Ben Ladiar and Ale-y-dah

 

Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (Italian, 1697 - 1768)

Venice

 

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844 - 1926)

Woman Bathing (La Toilette), 1890-91

 

 

Paul Cézanne (French, 1839 - 1906)

Les Baigneurs, 1897

 

Marc Chagall (Russian-French, 1887 - 1985)

Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, 1948

(the complete deluxe edition)

 

Giorgio de Chirico (Italian, 188-1978)

Horses

 

Marvin Cone (American, 1891–1965)

Carousel Scene, c. 1930

 

Walter Crane (English, 1845-1915)

The Earth and Spring, 1875

 

Stuart Davis (American, 1894-1964)

Coffee Pot, 1931

 

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

Untitled, 1976

 

Stevan Dohanos (American, 1907-1994)

The Splendid Outcast, 19444

 

 

Julien Dupré (French, 1857-1910)

A Shepherdess and Her Flock

 

 

Henry Farny (American, 1847 - 1916)

The Hunting Party, 1901

 

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928 - 2011)

Cloister, 1964

 

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980)

The Star, 1918

 

 

Carl Frederick Gaertner (American1898 - 1952)

The Ladle, 1929

 

Carl Frederick Gaertner (American, 1898–1952)

Saturday at Chagrin Falls, 1931

 

 

Joseph Glasco (American, 1925–1996)

Salome, 1955

 

Raphael Gleitsmann (American, 1910-1995)

The White Dam, 1939

 

Aaron Harry Gorson (American, 1872–1933)

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

 

Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935)

Copp's Hill, Boston, 1890

 

Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935)

Feeding The Pigeons, 1888

 

Robert Henri (American, 1865-1929)

Portrait of a Young Girl

 

Anna Hyatt Huntington (American, 1876-1973)

Yawning Panther

 

 

Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930)

Untitled (Fields 258), 1977

 

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

Hockey, 1919-1929

 

Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954)

Self-Portrait with Bonito, 1941

 

Max Kalish (American, 1891–1945)

The Glass Blower, 1937

 

Max Kalish (American, 1891 - 1945)

The Spirit of American Labor

 

Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839 - 1924)

Gathering Roses

 

 

Leon Kroll (American, 1884-1974)

The Tennis Player

 

John La Farge (American, 1835-1910)

Study for Frick Building Window, Pittsburgh, PA, 1909

 

Fernand Léger  (French, 1881-1955)

Study for Les Illuminations: Villes I

 

Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French 1844-1925)

The Ploughman, 1911

 

Robert Longo (American, b. 1953)

Corporate Wars: Walls of Influence

 

Frederick William MacMonnies (American, 1863 - 1937)

Pan of Rohallion, c. 1890

 

Fletcher Martin (American, 1904-1979)

The Boxer

 

 

Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920)

Tête de jeune fille

 

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

Collage

 

 

Edmund Osthaus (American, 1858-1927)

Retriever & Young

 

 

 

 

Edward H. Potthast (American, 1857-1927)

The Grand Canyon

 

Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909)

The Bronco Buster, 1895

 

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978)

The Dugout

 

Georges Rouault  (French, 1871-1958)

Still Life with Vase of Flowers

 

 

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

The Wild Horse, 1910

 

 

 

William Sommer (American, 1867–1949)

Adam and Eve, c. 1915

 

William Sommer (American, 1867-1949)

Cart with Horse and Rider

 

 

Julian Stanczak (American, 1928–2017)

Unfolding Yellow, 1968

 

 

Tiffany Dragonfly Leaded Glass and Bronze Table Lamp

 

Jack Tworkov (American, 1900-1982)

Untitled (Q3-76-#5), 1976

 

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

L'Eglise de Droué, 1936

 

 

Bessie Onahotema Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955)

Nymph Riding a Dolphin

 

Abel Warshawsky (American, 1883-1962)

Place de l'Opéra, Café de la Paix

 

Max Weber (American, 1881-1961)

Two Women

 

Edwin Lord Weeks (American 1849-1903)

Crossing the River

 

 

Georges Yatrides (French, 1931)

The Lady, 1958