Whilst today Edwina Sandys is perhaps better known for her sculptural works, her lithographs on paper from the 1970s are exciting works of colour, observation and wry humour. This piece, showing heavy-headed tulips arranged in a vase, was created using lithography, where an image is drawn onto a large metal or stone block, using an ink-attracting substance, and then printed onto paper.
Bowl of Flowers
Original: Lithograph on paper 50.8 x 46 cm Tate. Presented by Curwen Studio through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 © 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.