Alfred WolmarkDecorative Still Life c.1911

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Artist
Alfred Wolmark (1877‑1961)
Title
Decorative Still Life
Date c.1911
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 622 x 762 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1970
Reference
T01241
Not on display

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Alfred Wolmark 1877–1961

T01241 Decorative Still Life circa 1911

Inscribed with the artist’s monogram ‘W ‘ b.r. Canvas, 24¼ x 20 (61.5 x 51).
Purchased from Eric Wolmark through the Fine Art Society (Grant-in- Aid) 1970.
Call: Wilfred Malone; sold Sotheby’s, 1 April 1962 (134) as ‘Vase of Flowers’, bt. W. E. Walker; Eric Wolmark (the artist’s son).
Exh: Fine Art Society, October–November 1970 (14).

Wolmark dated very few of his pictures, but this painting with its flattened, stylized design and vivid colour seems typical of his work of about 1911. This style appears to have been influenced by Van Gogh and Gauguin, whose work was included in Roger Fry’s famous first Post-Impressionist exhibition in London in November 1910, though the artist’s son Eric Wolmark says that his father claimed that he did not know the work of these artists at the time… (read more)

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