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Edward Wolfe 

(Johannesburg 1897-1982 London)

Odalisque, c. 1950

black ink on paper
25 x 52 cm.


Private collection, UK.

Known as the ‘English Matisse’, albeit born in South Africa – Edward Wolfe moved to England during WWI and studied at the Regent Street Polytechnic, followed by the Slade School of Art.

Whilst at the Slade, he was invited by Roger Fry and Nina Hamnett to join the Omega Workshops, a design enterprise founded by the Bloomsbury Group in 1913. Wolfe first exhibited with them in 1918. His work is held at Tate, the National Portrait Gallery, and many other public and private galleries worldwide.

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