Wayne Wolfe

b. 1944

Wayne Wolfe


Kansas City, Missouri


Mountain landscape and western genre painting

American Painter Wayne Wolfe was born in Kansas City, and graduated from the University of Kansas with a journalism degree.  His exposure to art began in childhood with his father, Byron Wolfe, who was an early member of the Cowboy Artists of America.

After attending college, working at a radio station and an advertising agency, and serving in the Army, Wolfe decided to fulfill his need for independence and left the business world to paint.  He studied with Robert Lougheed in Santa Fe and apprenticed with him for six years.  Lougheed insisted that he learn the language of nature by painting landscapes on location in order to see the best value, color and edges.