Anatol Woolf

Anatol Woolf

Gaithersburg, MD, United States

About Anatol Woolf

Anatol Woolf received his early art training at the Special School of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. Later he attended the St. Petersburg Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography, where he specialized in set design. In Russia, Woolf designed sets for various theaters and was an illustrator for St. Petersburg Textbook Publishers, as well as a freelance illustrator.

Since coming to America in 1987, Woolf has been working as a freelance illustrator, designer, and art teacher. He has also widely exhibited his paintings in the United States and Europe. His works have appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington Times, National Geographic Traveler, Policy Review, Teacher, Legal Times, Chronicles, Spider, and Cricket Magazine. He has also illustrated books for Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company and Llewellyn Publications. Woolf’s work incorporates a variety of media including watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencils, oil, and acrylic.

Woolf’s paintings are in a lot of private collections around the world as well as in the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University.


Master of Fine Arts With Specialization in Set Design 1976 – 1980
The St. Petersburg Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography, St. Petersburg, Russia

Gifted Students Program 1968 – 1976
The St. Petersburg Art Lyceum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia


Film Profile: “Focus on Artist Anatol Woolf” Dec. 2006
Voice of America Television

News Profile: “Russian-born Woolf thrives in adopted country” Sept. 2002
Kentlands Town Crier



Solo exhibition: “Commedia dell’Arte” Mar. 2011
Art and Dentistry, Bethesda, MD

Solo exhibition: “European Sketchbook” Nov. 2006
International Art Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Solo exhibition: “Places and Faces” Feb. 2005
International Art Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Solo exhibition: “Social and Political Commentary: USSR-USA” Jan. – Feb. 1992
District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, Washington, DC

Group Show Oct. – Nov. 1991
Gregory Gallery of Georgetown, Washington, DC

Two-Man Show July 1990
Gregory Gallery of Georgetown, Washington, DC

Paintings housed in the Norton Dodge Collection, Rutgers University, and other collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Works Published

The Washington Post; Washington Times; National Geographic Traveler; World and I; Legal Times

Teacher; Cricket; Spider; Chronicles; Pennsylvania Lawyer; Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine; Policy Review

Publishing Houses:
Llewellyn Publications; Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company