About Fred Wolf

Fred Wolf creates paintings that invite the onlooker into a moment of some untold but familiar story. His paintings possess a unique wit and quirky humor that is appealing and inclusive.

Utilizing challenging compositions that are light-hearted yet allegorical, Wolf depicts stylized people in daily situations. While Wolf's imagery may seem humorous at first glance, his paintings exhibit a pictorial sophistication and show a strong influence from artists like Hopper and Magritte. 

Fred Wolf's use of light source and composition demonstrate a solid comprehension of representational art.

The narrative story telling seen in many of Wolf's paintings is attributable to the fact that he is an Academy Award winning filmmaker and the influence of his animated film experience can be found throughout several of the paintings.

In addition to having his paintings collected throughout the United States and Europe, Wolf has the distinction of having his work included among submissions from over 200 artists by special request from His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales in the prestigious 1996 Prince's Trust Event.


Fred Wolf has been at the forefront of the animation industry for thirty-five years. Multiple awards, including an Academy Award, an Academy Award nomination and three Emmys have honored his work.

Fred Wolf Films is an animation studio that has worked with many noted companies and television networks including the Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros Studios, MGM, MTM Productions, CBS, NBC and ABC.

Thirty-six years ago Fred Wolf and former partner, filmmaker Jimmy Murakami, started Murakami Wolf Films. In the early days Murakami Wolf Films worked closely with many top name advertising agencies, creating animated television commercials including Fred's favorites: Frosted Flakes' Tony the Tiger and Green Giants' Little Green Sprout.

The animated theatrical shorts, include "The Box," "The Breath" and "The Insects." These animated shorts were shown at film festivals around the globe and brought both international recognition and awards of merit to the company. In 1968, Fred Wolf's animated short, "The Box"  was awarded the Academy Award for best-animated short.

"The Point," the first animated feature ever made for television, aired on ABC in 1971. Fred Wolf and Harry Nilsson co-produced the show. Dustin Hoffman provided the voice of the narrator and Ringo Starr and Alan Thicke took over the role in later video re-releases of the show.

The seventies produced such memorable Emmy award winning shows as, "Free to Be You and Me" with Marlo Thomas and "Puff the Magic Dragon," co-produced with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame and the "Little Rascals Christmas Special."

The company's body of work expanded to include full-length animated feature films, including, producing the animated portion of the "Naked Ape," a live action/animated theatrical release, a co-production with Playboy Productions.

Then in 1977, the full-length animated theatrical release, "The Extraordinary Adventures of the Mouse and his Child" was produced for the Sanrio company of Japan. The feature's stellar cast included Peter Ustinov as Manny the Rat, Cloris Leachman as Euterpe and Sally Kellerman as the Seal. The film became an international award winner.

The eighties produced such series as "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and the "Strawberry Shortcake" specials and the first episodes of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." The "Ninja Turtles" went on to become the biggest phenomenon of both children's entertainment and the licensing industry. At last count 191 episodes of the "Ninja Turtles" had been produced. The word "cowabunga" hit the airwaves and soon became a household word.

In 1989, FWF turned its attention to the international animated film market and the projections of a united Europe. The E.U. was seen as a protector of European films and a controller of imported films into the European marketplace. In consideration of this factor, a studio was established in Dublin, Ireland.

Fred Wolf Films Dublin was in production from 1989 to 2000. During that time, the Irish studio brought a considerable amount of E.U. content production into being, including the notable productions of "Budgie, The Little Helicopter" and "Dinobabies" for HTV and the BBC respectively.

The late eighties and the nineties saw Fred Wolf Films become more involved in the international arena through co-productions. The company co-produced "The Fantastic Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor" with Carrington Productions International which was distributed by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Another series, "Dinobabies" was co-produced with Shanghai Morning Sun Animation, one of China's largest animation studios.

In 1999, the studio completed twenty-six half-hour episodes of "Zorro," the famous masked man, a co-production with Zorro Productions, Carrington Productions International and Harvest Entertainment with distribution by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

The outstanding success of Fred Wolf Films lies in the continued commitment, creativity and expertise given to each and every project, every step of the way. 


1. Q: What are the gallery opening hours?

A: 9:00am-6:30pm Monday-Saturday.
Sunday and bank holiday 11:00am-6:00pm

2. Q: Is there a sale or discount day at the Green Gallery?

A: We do not have a sale or discount day at the gallery. If there is a painting you desire but you cannot afford it, you may email a request for a reduction. We will check with the artist to see if this might be possible.

3. Q: What is the process of buying paintings online?

A: You can order a piece of art directly on line by navigating to the painting you desire and clicking on ADD TO CART or BUY IT NOW{brings you directly to checkout)

Some of our items, especially prints, will have a drop down menu for different sizes. Please select this and make your choice.

4. Q: If i buy a painting in the Green Gallery, but I need mail service(shipping), can I pay half of deposit in advance?

A: Unfortunately we require full payment up front prior to shipping.

5. Q: When I buy a painting or print at the gallery or online, do I have to pay for the postage if i need them shipped abroad?

A: Yes. We can quote you at the gallery or If you order online there is an aoutmatic calculation. If you order a piece of art over €1,000 the shipping is free World Wide.

6. Q: Do the gallery supply a service to bring paintings to my home for selection on-site?

A: Yes we can offer this service to you. Depending on distance the date and time will vary. Our dedicated staff will be delighted to indeavour to assist you in selecting the right piece for your home.

7. Q: After purchasing a painting, may I leave it with the gallery if I cannot pick it up straight away?

A: Yes indeed you may. We will keep your artwork safely in storage for you until you are ready to collect.

8. Q: If I buy a painting or any products from The Green Gallery, is there any maintenance service?

A: Not as such. Though should you need advice or assistance with hanging or advise on picture care please feel free to ask. We will help you any way we can.

9. Q: I am an artist, can I display my paintings in the Green Gallery?

A: We are here almost 30 years and over the years we have accumulated a large collection of artists to our liking. Unfortunately we are not is a position to be able to select new artists. We thank you for your understanding.

10. Q. What is the galleries return policy?

If you’re not completely happy with your artwork, you have 14 days from the date you received the piece to request a replacement or refund. You’ll need to adhere to the following:

  • The artwork must  arrive back to the gallery within 14 days of the date you received it including weekends.
  • example:
  • Purchase is received on Monday 16th. Item must arrive back at the gallery on or before the 30th
  • The artwork must be well packaged and in the same condition as it was received

Gift cards are non-returnable.:

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately specially commissioned pieces and sale items cannot be refunded.

11. Q Can I make an exchange?
If you need to exchange a painting or print for a similar priced painting or print please email  info@greengallery.ie and send your painting or print to:

The address for returns or exchanges is:

The Green Gallery. Top Floor. St Stephens Green Ctr., Dublin, Ireland D02 H799

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your painting or print.

12. Q: Can I change the frame on a painting if I do not like it?
A: A frame may be changed on a painting at no extra cost to the buyer as long as the new frame is of a similar value to the already fitted one.

Should the buyer wish for a more substantial larger or extra later of frame then the gallery would quote the difference

13. Q: If a painting does not already have a frame can I get one added? How much extra will this cost?

A:Should a painting not already have a frame and the buyer desires one, we will advise as to what frame will suit and give a quotation as reasonable as possible.