Educated in the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, in Florence, Shane Wolf attended the prestigious Angel Academy of Art to pursue intensive studies of traditional, academic drawing and painting. Beginning his studies as an auspicious student in 2005, he later became one of the Academy’s professors of drawing and painting for his remaining 2 years.
After 4 years in Italy, Shane moved to Paris in 2009.
Through his works he seeks to uphold Humanist aesthetic values much as they were intensely developed during the Italian Renaissance, namely that of artistic expression via the mastery of human form. One of today’s rare masters of contemporary figurative art, Shane works—as according to the tradition—uniquely from the live model, his keen knowledge of human anatomy and his imagination to create his works. Some of the many international awards and recognition Shane has received include: 1st and 2nd place Best Nude from the Art Renewal Center, New York (2013); Gold Medal from the European Academy of Arts—France (2013); medalled by both historic French organizations: La Société des Artistes Français (2012) and La Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (2011); the prestigious “Taylor Prize” during his exhibition at the Grand Palais (2011); and finalist in the America China Oil Painting Artists League, New York (2010).