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 birthplace 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 the 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…