Alfred Wallis
British 1855-1942 1942). English painter, fisherman and scrap merchant. Although the exact date of Wallis birth is doubtful, he stated in letters to Jim Ede, one of his greatest patrons, that he was born on the day of the fall of Sebastopol. He claimed to have gone to sea at the age of nine and was involved in deep-sea fishing, sometimes sailing as far as Newfoundland. About 1875 he married Susan Ward, a woman 21 years his senior, and shortly afterwards gave up deep-sea fishing to become an inshore fisherman. In 1890 he moved to St Ives, Cornwall, where he set up as a marine scrap merchant. In 1912 he retired. His wife died in 1922, whereupon he took up painting to keep himself company, as he told Ede.

 

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Alfred Wallis St.Ives with Godrevy Lighthouse oil painting   

Painting ID::  443
Alfred Wallis
St.Ives with Godrevy Lighthouse
c1935

   
   
     

 

 

Alfred Wallis The Hold House Port Mear Square Island port Mear Beach oil painting   

Painting ID::  32859
Alfred Wallis
The Hold House Port Mear Square Island port Mear Beach
mk81 c.1932

   
   
     

 

 

Alfred Wallis Over the fence oil painting   

Painting ID::  96943
Alfred Wallis
Over the fence
oil on canvas Dimensions 33 X 24.7 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

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Alfred Wallis
British 1855-1942 1942). English painter, fisherman and scrap merchant. Although the exact date of Wallis birth is doubtful, he stated in letters to Jim Ede, one of his greatest patrons, that he was born on the day of the fall of Sebastopol. He claimed to have gone to sea at the age of nine and was involved in deep-sea fishing, sometimes sailing as far as Newfoundland. About 1875 he married Susan Ward, a woman 21 years his senior, and shortly afterwards gave up deep-sea fishing to become an inshore fisherman. In 1890 he moved to St Ives, Cornwall, where he set up as a marine scrap merchant. In 1912 he retired. His wife died in 1922, whereupon he took up painting to keep himself company, as he told Ede.