Anne Wolff
b. 1937 in Lubeck, Germany; resides in Berlin, Germany

Ariadne and Her Mother, 1984
Edition of 15

image: 11.5 x 11.5," paper size: 20 x 20"

Godesses and Vessels, 1984
Intaglio vitreograph on Arches, Edition of 50

image: 16 x 16," paper size: 30 x 21"
My Dark Mother, 1984
Intaglio vitreograph on Arches, Edition of 50

image: 9.5 x 9.5," paper size: 16 x 15"
Bird in Hand, 1982
Edition of 50

image: 12 x 14" paper size: 20 x 20"
Lady of the Fish, 1984
Edition of 50

image: 15 x 15" paper size: 23 x 20"
Micky Mouse Birthday, 1982
Edition of 20

image: 16 x 16" paper size: 24 x 20.5"

Ann Wolff studied first at the School for Fashion Design in Hamburg and then at the Academy of Design in Ulm, where she majored in visual communication. She entered the glass industry when she married the Swedish glass artist Goran Wärff. Accompanying him to Sweden, she worked from 1960 to 1970 as a designer of decorative and household glass, first for Pukesbergs Glassworks in Nybro, and then at Kosta Boda. After her divorce from Wärff in 1970 she established Studio Stenhytta with Wilke Adolfsson, a master glassblower from Orrefors, on the grounds of her home in Tranjö, Sweden.

During the 1970s Wolff's glass forms were multi-layers vessels which she sandblasted and etched with narratives relating to the experience of Woman as wife, mother and homemaker. In the 1980s she began to move away from narrative in favor of the depiction of female heads on large round plates. From the mid-1980s to the 1990s Wolff experienced a period of dissatisfaction with glass that resulted in her working more in drawing, painting and printmaking. She rediscovered glass in the mid-1990s as a sculptural medium through the technique of casting. The abstract, cast glass forms with which she now works relate strongly to her continuing interest in the female face and figure.

Ann Wolff has won many distinctions for her art. Among them were the Coberg Prize for Modern Glasswork in Europe, 1977; Central Switzerland Glass Prize, Lucerne, Switzerland, 1980; Gold Medal, International Glass Art, Kassel, Germany, Gold Medal, Bavarian State Prize, 1988 and the Rakow Commission, Corning Museum of Glass, 1997.

Museums that hold her work include the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan; Düsseldorf Art Museum, Germany; Lobmayr Museum, Vienna, Austria; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina; National Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio and Albert and Victoria Museum, London

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