oil on canvas board
8 x 11.75 inches
11.5 x 15.5 inches framed
signed lower right


Estate of the artist

German-born Gustave Wolff emigrated with his family to St. Louis, Missouri in 1866. Wolff began his artistic instruction at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, where he was influenced by the Paris-trained painter Paul Cornoyer. This relationship led Wolff, among other students, to embrace a new tonal landscape style as well as new subject matter: the cityscape of New York. Though Wolff remained a resident of St. Louis, his trips to New York in the early decades of the twentieth century provided him with the settings for some of his most memorable paintings. His work is held in such notable institutions as the City Art Museum of Saint Louis, MO; Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL; and the Zigler Museum, Jennings, LA.