Alfred Wallis

1855–1942

Biography

Alfred Wallis (18 August 1855 – 29 August 1942) was a Cornish fisherman and artist.

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Artworks

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Walks of art: Emma Gannon on Barbara Hepworth and St Ives

Discover a place known for its pottery, boats, beaches and beatniks

Features

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Outsider art

Outsider art is used to describe art that has a naïve quality, often produced by people who have not trained ...

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St Ives School

Although they did not see themselves as part of a group or school, the term St Ives School is often ...

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Naïve art

Naïve art is simple, unaffected and unsophisticated – usually specifically refers to art made by artists who have had no ...

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Scratching the surface: Ben Nicholson

David Lewis

‘The wall between Ben’s and Terry Frost's studio was so thin we could hear sounds through it. We ...

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The Real St Ives story

Michael Bird , Anthony Frost , Andrew Lanyon and Rose Hilton

For a few extraordinary years in the post-war era, the small town of St Ives was an art centre of ...

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