Artist - Alfred Wallis

Alfred Wallis (1855-1942) is one of the most original and inspiring British artists of the 20th Century. Living in St.Ives, Cornwall and with no training, Wallis took up painting late in life ‘for company‘ after the death of his wife. Previously, he had worked as a mariner, crossing the Atlantic and later working smaller fishing boats. With only household oil paint in limited colours on found bits of card, Wallis made works that are, as he said himself, more experiences and events than paintings
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Alfred Wallis - Ship with seven men, net and gull, n.d.    Painting, Reserve collection, Oil on card  187 x 279 mm

Alfred Wallis - Ship with seven men, net and gull, n.d. Painting, Reserve collection, Oil on card 187 x 279 mm

Alfred Wallis - Sailing ships and two steamers - Newlyn harbour, n.d.    Painting, Oil on board  255 x 489 mm

Alfred Wallis - Sailing ships and two steamers - Newlyn harbour, n.d. Painting, Oil on board 255 x 489 mm

Reproduction print  Alfred Wallis - Small boat in a rough sea

Reproduction print Alfred Wallis - Small boat in a rough sea

Alfred Wallis -  Brigantine sailing past green fields, n.d.    Painting,  Reserve collection,  Oil on card,  418 x 488 mm

Alfred Wallis - Brigantine sailing past green fields, n.d. Painting, Reserve collection, Oil on card, 418 x 488 mm

Alfred Wallis paintings from our reserve collection - over 100 at Kettle's Yard!

Alfred Wallis paintings from our reserve collection - over 100 at Kettle's Yard!

Alfred Wallis, St Ives Harbour, Hayle Bay and Godrevy and Fishing Boats, 1932-34

Art and Life: ‘you cannot tell where one begins and the other ends’

Alfred Wallis, St Ives Harbour, Hayle Bay and Godrevy and Fishing Boats, 1932-34

Schooner in Full Sail by Alfred Wallis

Schooner in Full Sail by Alfred Wallis

Alfred Wallis -  Low water, n.d.    Painting, Reserve collection,  Oil on card  303 x 388 mm

Alfred Wallis - Low water, n.d. Painting, Reserve collection, Oil on card 303 x 388 mm

Alfred Wallis -  Sailing ship and orchard, 1935-37 (circa)    Painting,  Oil on card,  211 x 218 mm

Alfred Wallis - Sailing ship and orchard, 1935-37 (circa) Painting, Oil on card, 211 x 218 mm

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