On her website, which is sadly no longer available, Inge Clayton wrote ‘It tends to be naturally assumed that works of art that exalt the eroticism of the female body must have originated in the eyes of a man: my passion for the human form proves this assumption emphatically wrong.’ Her paintings and prints – she created more than a hundred monoprints, aquaprints, etchings and drypoints, which she sold regularly at affordable art fairs – made her art available to a wide and appreciative audience.

In 1992 Peter Marginter, then the Austrian cultural attaché, observed when opening the exhibition at the Anna Mei Chadwick Gallery, ‘Inge Chadwick’s women in particular, invariably sensual or erotic, sometimes sinister or humorous, come from the same background as Schiele’s nudes, born as victims of male oppression, but her powerful naked and scantily-dressed women appear to be quite independent, free to choose or refuse.’