“Wolfe’s work will be significant to the history of twentieth century American art.”
– Meyer Shapiro
For all their outspoken vitality, Wolfe’s paintings are neither fast nor easy….Amidst the ostensible turmoil, details of another sort - namely details which bespeak control and consciousness - also make their presence felt. They consist of internal cross-references of color, brush-stroke, and compositional incident, and, though they never dominate a picture or constitute the first thing seen in it, they are sufficient in number to grant the picture a constant authority.
from Painted in Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA
Jack Wolfe preferred to stay outsided the lines. Sylistically, though often assoiciated with the Boston Expressionists, the painter melded a penchant for rich, penetrating color with elements of Cubism, Ab-Ex, and hard-edge abstraction. Socially, he strayed from the typical New York art world confines after his initial success with that milieu and instead forged his own path. The result was a signifcant, challenging body of work and the space–both mental and physical–to keep adding to it.
–Art and Antiques Magazine, September 2021