Omega Workshops

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The Omega Workshops were a design enterprise by members of the Bloomsbury group, set up as a company by the critic Roger Fry. Works were shown anonymously, marked only with the letter omega. It was founded in 1913; Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant produced designs for Omega, and Wyndham Lewis was initially part of the operation. Lewis however split off at an early stage, taking with him several other participants.

Omega closed in 1919, but became influential in interior design in the 1920s.

Edward Wolfe worked at the Omega Workshops handpainting candle-shades, trays and decorating furniture. Wolfe died in 1982, he was one of the last of the Bloomsbury painters.

A revival of interest in Omega designs in the 1980s led to a reassessment of the place of the Bloomsbury group in visual arts.

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