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WALLCE LEROY DE WOLF (1854-1930)...Landscape Painter.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Wallace De Wolf was a self-taught artist who did sketches of the Southwest flora and fauna and also made many painting trips to British Columbia. He graduated from Union College of Law in Chicago and became a successful lawyer and real estate broker, a job that took him to the West Coast and the Southwest and also to British Columbia where he did much painting. He became a member of the Print Committee at the Art Institute of Chicago, and was a key figure in that institution's having an excellent collection of rare etchings by Anders Zorn. About 1917, he retired to Pasadena and painted primarily for local collectors and exhibitions. In his will, he left the Art Institute of California fifty-thousand dollars and a collection of line engravings.