Sandys’ works are filled with strong female characters. The woman in this lithograph radiates a Louise Brookes-esque sexual confidence as she stares at the man in the foreground, who appears deep in thought over his next move in the game.
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Original: Lithograph on paper 51.4 x 72.4 cm Tate. Presented by Curwen Studio 1978 © Edwina Sandys
Edwina Sandys (born 1938) is a New York based British artist and sculptor. Sandys’ parents were aristocratic (her father was a Baron and her mother the daughter of Winston Churchill), and was a debutante herself. She had a career as a newspaper columnist and novelist before becoming an artist in 1970. At first a successful painter, she turned her attention to sculpture in the mid-1970s, and has exhibited her work internationally. In 1984 she was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours for services to British cultural interests in New York.