Christopher Wool is a contemporary American artist, born in 1955 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is known for his abstract paintings, which often consist of large stenciled letters and patterns on a background of white paint.

Wool rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s as a key figure in the neo-expressionist painting movement in New York City. His works are characterized by a minimalist aesthetic and a strong focus on the materiality of paint and canvas.

One of his most iconic series is the “word paintings,” in which he paints words and phrases in stenciled letters on large canvases. These works explore the relationship between language, image, and meaning, inviting the viewer to contemplate communication and interpretation.

Wool has also experimented with other media, including photography, sculpture, and silkscreen printing. His work has been exhibited worldwide in renowned museums and galleries and is part of numerous public and private collections. Christopher Wool remains an influential figure in the contemporary art world, known for his innovative approach to painting and his ongoing exploration of language and visual communication.