Ben Wolf collection of material relating to The Appeal of Prints, by Carl Zigrosser
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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Ben Wolf, a painter, critic, writer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1914 and lived in both Wellfleet, Massachusetts and Philadelphia. He studied with Carl Nordstrom, Justin Pardi, and Hans Hofmann and was a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club.
During World War II, he served as a combat artist for the Coast Guard. Throughout his career, he taught at the Wellfleet School of Art, as an Assistant Professor of Art at the Provincetown, Massachusetts College of Art, and briefly at both the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His illustrations appeared in publications such as Life magazine, Art Digest, and National Observer. He sold artwork at the Warwick Galleries in Philadelphia and several of his pieces are held at the National Gallery of Art. He is the author of Morton Livingston Schamberg: A Monograph. He died in 1996.
Wolf designed the dust jacket of The Appeal of Prints, written by Carl Zigrosser.
This collection consists of design work completed by Ben Wolf for The Appeal of Prints, by Carl Zigrosser. Included are a few letters to Wolf from printer, Richard W. Taylor, dust jacket design and mockup, galley proofs, and mockups of the book.
Gift of Clarence Wolf, 2010.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Holly Mengel
- Finding Aid Date
- 2018 July 27
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
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