William Roberts

William Roberts:  Paintings and Drawing (Study for ‘The Return of Ulysses’)

Roberts was intrigued by Post-impressionism and Cubism, an interest fuelled by his friendships at the Slade, in particular with the audacious British painter David Bomberg, as well as by his travels in France and Italy after leaving the Slade in 1913.

Later in 1913 Roberts joined Roger Fry’s Omega Workshops for three mornings a week. The ten shillings earned for each workshop that Omega paid enabled Roberts to create challenging Cubist-style paintings such as “The Return of Ulysses” which was purchased by the Castle Museum and Art Gallery in Nottingham, England.

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