Amsterdam 1919 – 1989
Industrial designer, artist
Very nice abstract modern plastic composition on board, made by Rudolf Wolf in 1979. Rudolf Wolf (1919-1989) did graphic school, and technical building school, after that he became an industrial designer, he worked a lot with Wim Rietveld and Friso Kramer during the 1950s and 1960s. Some famous chairs he designed for Elsrijk in the end of the 1950s, but the price winning Gamma Chair for van Gaasbeek & Tiel is probably his most famous design item. Rudolf Wolf called himself an architect, industrial designer and constructivist. After his industrial period he started as a free lance designer and from 1970 an artist. He made a lot of huge sculptures and paintings for big companies, schools and government buildings. Mostly in RVS, lucite, glass and aluminum, that’s often to see in his paintings, same colors and shapes were used.
This is one of some scarce artworks he made, we acquired a large collection of his work directly from the widow of Rudolf Wolf, this work has been in their personal collection and was never offered for sale before! This is a very nice and unusual composition, black and white plastic strips on wood. The frames are in white wood, newly made. The backs were marked with an aluminum strip signed Rudolf Wolf 1979 but we had to remove these because of the new and strong hanging mechanism. Very nice piece of art, large sized and in very good condition. Highly decorative too.
All his works are sold with certificate of origin as not all of the works are signed. We also have a large photo archive where some works are on, or parts of it, or similar works.