Edith Grace Wheatley (1888-1970)
|Artist Name||Edith Grace Wheatley (1888-1970)|
|Title||Jason Rescuing a Maiden|
|Description||A beautiful, colourful oil on canvas by Edith Grace Wheatley. Painted circa 1920, it depicts Jason rescuing a maiden from the rocks. Wheatley studied at the Slade School 1906-1908 and this impasto influenced Impressionist painting is from the Sickert School.
A fine example of Modern British painting from the Inter War years.
Signed lower left.
|Provenance||South England estate|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 20 inches|
|Frame||Black and silvered gallery frame 30 by 28 inches. Good condition.|
|Biography||Edith Grace Wheatley (1888-1970) was a painter, sculptor and lecturer. She was born 26 June 1888 in London, née Wolfe, descendant of the family of General Wolfe. She studied at the Slade School 1906–8 and at the Atelier Colarossi in Paris. She married John Wheatley 1912. Her first one-man exhibition was at the Greatorex Gallery 1933. She worked as Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 1925–37. Wheatley carried out ceiling and wall paintings for the Art Gallery and sculpture for the New Law Courts at Cape Town. She returned to England in 1937.|