Peggy Wolf is a Germany-born artist whose love of fashion inspired a career in art. A former student of fashion design, Wolf gravitated more towards drawing rather than dressing sophisticated, artfully-clad women who would be right at home on the fashion catwalks of the world. Along the way she worked for an art gallery, a trend-consulting company, and she started a successful career as a freelance illustrator of fashion magazines. She currently lives in London, where she moved on a whim, juggling careers as an illustrator and interior designer. Her use of bold lines and juxtaposed textures, patterns and bright colors are all hallmarks of fashion, and her interesting use of found images in a collage-like format gives her work a unique, almost dimensional feel.
So check out the work of Peggy Wolf in the gallery after the jump. As usual, you can see much more of her art at her website, or at her Etsy page, where you can buy many of the prints you see here for affordable prices.
Something about Peggy Wolf reminds me a little of Andy Warhol (of course I guess this could be said of lots of artists, but it’s the half-shadings of the facial angles which do it, I think).
Hi Victoria … THANK YOU!!! In putting this post together, and getting to know her work better, I kept feeling a major influence, and I couldn’t put my finger on it. But as soon as I saw the words Andy Warhol in your comment, it totally hit me. Is it the half-shadings, or the posings? I don’t know, but thanks for hitting that nail on the head!
Yes, you’re right, I think it’s the posings too. And consider: I have relatively little experience of art beside of you, which makes it (paradoxically) a little easier to spot some influences, because I’ve seen mainly the most representative of Warhol and etc. If I knew as much as you do about art, I might have more trouble narrowing down what I was looking at, from having a plethora of choices!
She has a cool and edgy style with an ever so faint hint of art deco to it.
hey chris … exactly … nice point! these are really modern, but they totally invoke an earlier period, maybe everything between art deco and 70s flair and colors.
Oh this was a pleasure to look at today, Stephen. Such great art!!! I think my favorite is the redhead with the scissors.
thanks, angeline. glad you liked this art. geez, there’s so much I love about her work. her use of colors alone is stunning!
These are fun Stephen. Who are her customers?
Hi Paula … dunno. Etsy is a public website that I’ve noticed a lot of indie artists are using to sell their work. I guess it’s an easy way to make one’s work more accessible to everyone. In my opinion, Peggy Wolf sometimes sells herself too short. I’m actually tempted to buy one or two of these, because she’s very affordable.
This is somewhat off the track of what you normally do. Too bad she only seems to do the depressed, angry, sullen, trying to be sultry model image. I was waiting for a picture of a strong, gutsy, spunky, orange-haired, tattooed sweetie flashing a big toothy grin,