Erich WOLFSFELD (Krojanke 1884 - London 1956)

Study of an Arab Girl

Brush and brown ink, brown oil paint and chalk, on handmade paper.
Signed Erich Wolfsfeld at the lower right.
636 x 468 mm. (25 x 18 3/8 in.)

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Writing a few years after his death, one critic noted that ‘To say that Erich Wolfsfeld was just a brilliant technician would be unjust to his memory. He was much more than a technician. He was an artist who loved drawing for its own sake - who could combine power and sensitivity – who enjoyed describing the human form either with brush or chalk or the etcher’s needle. And he solved the problem of the portrayal of the human race with an intensity of perception that is deeply moving particularly in his studies of old men and young children.’

A similar girl appears in an oil sketch by Wolfsfeld of Arab Children and a Donkey, on the art market in London in 1977.

Provenance:
Lotte Laserstein, Stockholm and Kalmar
Belgrave Gallery, London, in 2005.

Erich WOLFSFELD

Study of an Arab Girl

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