Alfred Wallis: Ships & Boats


ISBN: 9781904561408
Artist(s): Alfred Wallis
Author(s): Kettles Yard
Format: paperback
Year published: 2022
Publisher: Kettles Yard
Publisher Location: Cambridge
Total Pages: 104
Illustrations: Includes 70 colour and 4 black & white illustrations

Artist(s) Biographies:

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Alfred Wallis (1855-1942) is one of the most original and inspiring British artists of the 20th Century. Promoted by the artist Ben Nicholson amongst others, Wallis’s paintings influenced the development of British art between the wars. The directness of Wallis’ vision reflected a lifetime of living by and from the sea. His paintings are of what he knew, remembered and imagined. Yet they are also timeless stories about survival and the nature of our relationship with the world. As Jim Ede commented “Wallis is never local.”

With over 70 illustrations, excerpts from letters and texts by Michael Bird, Ben Nicholson and Jim Ede, this book takes a fresh look at this extraordinary artist and his relationship to Kettle’s Yard. It includes some of Wallis’s best works, from ambitious paintings such as Saltash to what Wallis knew and loved best: ships and boats.


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