This website is intended to be a tribute to my father Wolo; the artist, the man. I grew up thinking there was only one Wolo and he was my father but in looking over the internet I find there are several Wolo's of note.
My father's actual name was Baron Wolff Erhardt Anton George Trutzschler von Falkenstein. His first name was Wolff, which his little sister couldn't pronounce so she called him Wolo. That's the name he went by when he came to the United States from Germany. This website then is dedicated to the life and work of my father Wolo the much loved entertainer and artist of San Francisco California.
Admittedly, most of my father's world, along with those who constituted it, are no longer with us. But unlike most of us, he left a colorful and unique legacy behind; in that sense, Wolo is still with us, not only that, he's alive and well in every one of these pictures.
Erhardt G. von Trutzschler
Both Wolo the man, and Wolo the artist are defined here. In two autobiographical sketches, my father gives insight as to who he was, and where he came from.
On his left hand side Wolo had a colorful stage and on his left hand was an animal hand-puppet that played on that stage. He was a great entertainer to young and old alike.
As Wolo's son, I'm always happy to read your comments about my father and how he touched your life.
My father wrote and illustrated a unique and colorful series of children's books where cute animals come to life in the imaginary world of Wolo.
Items unique to Wolo and his lifestyle.
Other sites that would be relevant to fans of Wolo work.
Here is a colorful look at a variety of Wolo's art forms. From bottle caps and greeting cards to fine art in the form of sketches.
Comments made by people visiting this site.