the amazing grave of Alfred Wallis, a famous English primitive painter who died in 1945. Wallis who was a fisherman with no formal training started painting when his wife died, using whatever materials came to hand, including Driftwood and cardboard. Unfortunately, like many others, Wallis was poor and didn't become famous until after his death.

The amazing grave of Alfred Wallis, a famous English primitive painter

Alfred Wallis

'Saltash (or Davenport?)' by English artist Alfred Wallis Oil watercolour on watercolour board, 747 x 532 mm. via Kettle's Yard

Alfred Wallis, Four Luggers and a Lighthouse, c 1928

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

Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Mur at Dulwich Picture Gallery London

"Lighthouse with Trawler and Fish" by Alfred Wallis

Lighthouse with Trawler and Fish By Alfred Wallis: Category: Art Currency: GBP Price: Retail Price: This is a beautiful…

ALFRED WALLIS: Detail of the tombstone of the St Ives artist. 'Celebrated for his "primitive" style of painting, Wallis died in the poor house in Madron. It was the artistic fraternity in St Ives who clubbed together to make sure Wallis did not end up in a pauper's grave and they who made this elaborate tombstone. The tiles are by Bernard Leach and depict the tiny mariner at the foot of a lighthouse. The grave is in Barnoon Cemetery which overlooks the rugged Porthmeor beach.' ✫ღ⊰n

This is the tombstone of the St Ives artist Alfred Wallis.

Alfred Wallis. Artist, mariner, madman, lived here 3 Back Road West, St Ives

Artist, mariner, madman, lived here 3 Back Road West, St Ives

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