Ben Uri collection

Untitled (flower piece)

Artist information

Name Elisabeth Tomalin (1912-2012)

Other name nee Wallach

Born Dresden, Germany

Died London, England

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After studying at Berlin's Reimann Schule, Tomalin settled in London in the 1930s, marrying journalist and Spanish Civil War veteran, Miles Tomalin. During the war, she worked as a drawing assistant under modernist architect Erno Goldfinger, and alongside designer Abram Games at the Ministry of Information. Postwar, she headed Marks and Spencer’s textile print department, becoming an art therapist in her sixties and teaching (until the age of 94) in Germany, Switzerland and Austria; in her nineties, she took up embroidery.

Object Details

Object type painting

Medium watercolour and pastel on paper

Materials and techniques pastel (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 52 x 38 cm

Framed 53.8 x 71.6 cm

Signed signed lower right: E Tomalin

Acquisition presented by the artist in 2012

Accession number 2013-04

Display status not on display

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