Edward Wolfe...
Works in stock Edward Wolfe RA (1897-1982) was a very well known painter of portraits, still life and landscapes. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he came to Britain and studied in London at the Regents Street Polytechnic and the Slade School of Art 1916-18. In 1917 Nina Hamnett invited him to join the Omega Workshops where he handpainted candleshades, trays and decorated furniture until the Workshops closed in 1919. Wolfe exhibited with The London Group from 1918, became a member in 1923, and had his first British one-man show at the Mayor Gallery in 1925. He was also a member of the '7 & 5 Society' 1926-31 and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1951 until his death, being elected RA in 1972. Wolfe travelled extensively, working in South Africa 1919-21 and 1956-58, in Paris 1922, Italy 1923, Morocco and Spain 1927, USA and Mexico 1934-37, and through his interest in the work of French Post Impressionist painters he became known here as 'England's Matisse'. His work is held in many public collections, including the Tate Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. A major retrospective exhibition was organized by the Arts Council in 1967 and subsequently solo shows have been held at the Patrick Seale Gallery, the Paisnel Gallery and The Millinery Works.