William Wolk, born in 1951 in Miami, Florida, exhibited his fascination for drawing at a very early age. By age eight, he was drawing charcoal portraits free hand and by age nine he had acquired his first oil painting set and easel. His first professional exhibit was at age sixteen in the fourth annual Coconut Grove Art Festival where, from his street display, he sold his first nine paintings. At age nineteen, after spending a year in self-study in Florence, Italy, he returned to Miami and had his first one-man-show at The Vasili Gallery in Coral Gables, Florida. The art of William Wolk was shown continuously from 1984 through 2008 at his namesake gallery at the world famous Greenbriar resort in White Sulphur Springs West Virginia.
William currently resides in Sarasota Flordia where he has exhibited with the Ringling College of Art and Design; Emperor’s and Scavengers, Birds of the Florida Gulf 2010, The Sarasota Ballet and numerous other projects. Since 2013 William’s eponymous gallery has been located at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, Florida.