Alfred Wallis

1855–1942

Biography

Alfred Wallis (18 August 1855 – 29 August 1942) was a Cornish fisherman and artist known for his port landscapes and shipping scenes painted in a naïve style. Having no artistic training, he began painting in his mid-sixties, using household paint on scraps of cardboard. He achieved little commercial success, although his work was championed by progressive artists such as Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood.

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