Drawing of Edmund Sawerter

 

During World War II, Derald Swineford was stationed in Africa was fortunate enough to be able to practice his art during his deployment. Since art supplies were scarce, the artist would craft wood carving tools from broken files and other discarded materials he was able to find in the area. Though he didn’t have oils or watercolors with which to paint, he often would sketch subjects using colored pencil or even wax crayon. This drawing of Edmund K. Sawerter in the Krobo Volta River District was created in 1944.