Wolfe, Edward (1897-1982) by Scholes, Robert

Edward Wolfe (1897 – 1982) He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, but came to England and attended Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art as well as Drama School and was admitted to the Slade School of Fine Art in 1917. During the same year he joined Omega Workshops, painting abstract designs on textile and ceramics. From 1918 on he exhibited with the London Group, causing Ezra Pound to observe of a 1919 show that a work of his was “as good as anything in the show” . Rowe spent time in Ireland, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain, America and Mexico painting landscapes, flowers and figure subjects. His work was often compared to that of , who was clearly a major influence upon him. Roger Fry’s (NA 25.2:30) Matisse

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