Wolfson receives fifteen rare paintings by local artist Morris 'Charlie' Chackas

Published on
Tuesday 8 June 2021
Art & Humanities

The colourful pieces of art will be on display around the College for everyone to enjoy. Wolfson is very grateful to Chackas’ long-time friends Gerard and Elisabeth Ledger for their generosity in donating the paintings to the College.

Morris Chackas, known as Charlie, was born in London in 1916 and began to paint in earnest after he left the Army in 1945. Working from a studio on Woodstock Road, north Oxford, his influences were broad, ranging from African art and Japanese flower arrangements to Cézanne, Matisse, de Staël and William Scott. His aim was to play with objects in space, and create a relationship between space and colour in which there is a constant alternating current.
Chackas’s paintings are included in the art collections of Pembroke, Keble, and St Hugh’s Colleges, and Wolfson is delighted to showcase some of his work.

Painting by Morris "Charlie" Chackas Painting by Morris "Charlie" Chackas

Painting by Morris "Charlie" Chackas