Robert & Marilyn Henderson
As you know, we purchased our first of three of your works at a charity event in Vail, CO, some 12 years ago.
The event was very special to our heart, it was a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis, our 24-yr old niece was diagnosed at 16 months with this horrible genetic disease. She is now a college graduate, an elementary ed teacher, with emphasis on special ed. She is indeed a special young woman, struggling to overcome the odds of her survival, and lead a normal life.
Jeff created a wonderful sculpture during the week-end event, called “Working Together” an ideal name for the efforts so many make to help eradicate CF, making the lives of 20,000+ young adults a reality, not an early demise.
We then engaged Jeff to do a sculpture for a special award given annually at our youngest son’s high school, The Tom Hilary Award. We lost this son in 2003 in a tragic car accident, three months after his high school graduation.
Jeff beautifully depicted a young football player with his imposing coach, standing side-by-side, the player and coach (who, himself died of leukemia in 2000) together in mind and spirit. The sculpture is duplicated every year, and given at the annual Sports Banquet at the school.
Our third piece was also a commission, a hawk, again in memory of our son, his high school’s mascot. Jeff depicted beautifully what we have held in our hearts for many years.
Jeff is a talented, and dedicated man, who feels what he sculpts. He has been a joy to work with, and to know for all these years. Our small, but ever so meaningful collection of his work, graces our home, and brings us joy every day.
Thank-you Jeff for your talent, your creations, and the heart you put into your work.
Robert & Marilyn Henderson
Jeff Wolf’s work is not only outstanding ,but some of the most memorable pieces I have ever seen. He personally raised thousands of dollars for TAPS at my charity events. The art is emotional and his skill exceptional. The people who have shared his work are blessed.
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“Jeff Wolf is the quintessential cowboy’s artist. His sculptures are living works, they’re flawlessly accurate, and most of all, they speak our language. His art provides an open door for folks to peek in on Western life, while at the same time allowing the seasoned hand to nod in agreement or chuckle his approval.”
Andy Nelson; Cowboy Poet, Humorist, and Co-Host of the syndicated radio show “Clear Out West”
My friend Jeff Wolf is a gifted western artist, his bronze sculptures represent a true
depiction of the West. To his credit he has not had to spend months doing research on authenticity for western subjects, he is Authentically Western. A lifelong cowboy who draws ideas for his subject matter from either his own life experience, things he’s seen, cowboys he’s worked with or those good ole stories told around the fire by old timers he has been lucky enough to know throughout his career. The path to making your way as artist is not an easy one, I’ve known Jeff for many years and he has never shown any signs of doubt. Constantly refining his skills and knowledge over time made him a solid fixture in the world of western art in my opinion.
Bit & Spur Maker
Traditional Cowboy Arts Association
Ernie Marsh is a well known Bit and Spur maker and has been in the business since 1990.
His work has been showcased throughout the country at western exhibitions, galleries and featured in many articles. Recently relocated to western Wyoming he operates Marsh Bros. Silver & Saddle Shop in the town of Etna. A founding member and President of the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association
The world is full of artists and would-be artists, but few, if any, can compare in my experience with Jeff Wolf. Not simply because he captures, with his deft sculptures, essential truths in his subjects that utterly escape others, and not just because his technical command of his medium is of such high quality that one’s eye immediately believes that what is portrayed is real, it is, rather, because
Jeff notices, sees, and understands what he sees as an artist as very, very few others do.
I have worked in publishing for more than 40 years, the last two decades on RANGE. I have also edited nine hardback books on the West, and met many writers, artists, photographers and sculptors—and published their work. I own many pieces of art, including bronzes, but the one I like best is “Buckaroo” by Jeff Wolf. It’s a perfect piece.
–C.J. Hadley, publisher/editor/writer/photographer
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