Etcher, painter and teacher, born in Krojanke, Germany. He was brought up in Berlin, where he attended the Academy, 1902–13, although had periods away, studying at Académie Julian, Paris, under Jules Lefèbvre, and he learned etching in the studio of Hans Meyer. In 1910 he won the Kaiser Wilhelm Gold Medal for his picture The Archers. Wolfsfeld early showed himself to be an artist in the academic tradition, a fine draughtsman. After Army service in World War I he was in 1920 appointed professor of painting and etching at Berlin Academy. This post he held until 1935, when Nazi pressure forced him out. Between the wars Wolfsfeld established a notable reputation, and he built up a substantial output partly based on extensive travels in Europe and North Africa.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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