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Threads of a story: Alfred Wallis 1855-1942.

The Hold House Port Mear Square Island Port Mear Beach, 1932 - Alfred Wallis

The Wreck of the Alba is currently on show at the Falmouth Gallery for their exhibition Wreck and Ruin until 3 September 2016.

The Wreck of the Alba is currently on show at the Falmouth Gallery for their exhibition Wreck and Ruin until 3 September

'Three Boats and a Lighthouse' (c.1930s) by British painter Alfred Wallis (1855-1942). Oil on card laid on board, 12 x 15 in. via Offer Waterman

'Three Boats and a Lighthouse' by British painter Alfred Wallis Oil on card laid on board, 12 x 15 in. via Offer Waterman

Alfred Wallis, 'Wreck of the Alba' c.1938–9

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'Saltash (or Davenport?)' (1928-30) by English artist Alfred Wallis (1855-1942). Oil & watercolour on watercolour board, 747 x 532 mm. via Kettle's Yard

'Saltash' by English artist Alfred Wallis Oil & watercolour on watercolour board, 747 x 532 mm. via Kettle's Yard

Threads of a story: Alfred Wallis 1855-1942. He had no formal art training and was discovered by Ben Nicholson, I really enjoy the naive quality of this work, unfortunately his paintings didn't sell in his lifetime and he died in poverty in the workhouse. He is now recognised as one of the important 'St Ives' painters.

Alfred Wallis was a Cornish fisherman and artist. He painted his seascapes from memory, in large part because the world of sail he knew was .

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