The Life of Alfred Wallis

Author: MOLLY. RUSSON

Publisher: Unicorn

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This is the story of Cornish fisherman-turned-artist Alfred Wallis, whose paintings of boats from his past inspired the future of British modern art. Told from Wallis' perspective - inspired by his crudely written letters to Jim Ede - this book takes the reader through his remarkable life; his early sailing days, his late arrival to painting, his encounters with 'proper' artists and his battle with mental health. Wallis' naïve yet poignant work has captured the imagination of many. His paintings are a portal into Wallis' world of ships, boats and the sea; and his deep concern for preserving 'what used to be'.
Outsider art

Alfred Wallis

Author: Matthew Gale

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Category: Outsider art

Page: 96

View: 270

Matthew Gale revises previous accounts of Alfred Wallis's life and work in the light of new research. For the first time the reader can appreciate the gradual development, over a 17 year period, of the artist's ability and activities.
Literary Criticism

The Alfred Wallis Factor

Author: David Wilkinson

Publisher: ISD LLC

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

View: 238

Since his death in 1942, St Ives has become marinated in the spirit of the naive painter, Alfred Wallis. Naum Gabo, the Russian Constructivist, felt that Wallis's gift as an artist was that he never knew he was one. His unconventional approach and the innocence of his personal method of making art marked Alfred Wallis, even after his death, as a crucial figure in the modernist movement. The art scene in St Ives during World War II is depicted vividly in The Alfred Wallis Factor which illustrates the birth of modernism in the small fishing port in the far south-west of England. With dominant personalities like Sven Berlin, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Adrian Stokes, Bernard Leach, Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Patrick Heron, it was inevitable that personal relationships would both form and fracture. Though causes would range from the banal to the bizarre, David Wilkinson never loses focus on the high stakes for which these characters were playing: the creation of their work, and reputations, of lasting significance. Their passion was strong and their ambition even stronger. The Alfred Wallis Factor tells the story of this extraordinary painter's long-lasting influence on - and beyond - modernism: David Wilkinson expounds the events around and following the artist's death, assessing the roles of friends and rivals in making Alfred Wallis a benchmark of modern British art. The Alfred Wallis Factor is a comprehensive examination of a troubled era, in which life met war and changed the destiny of the art world.
Fiction

The Voyages Of Alfred Wallis

Author: Peter Everett

Publisher: Random House

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Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Alfred Wallis was born in 1855 and died in a workhouse in Cornwall in 1942. A fisherman, sailing from Newlyn, Mousehole and St Ives, he began to paint in the 1920s - strange, brilliant pictures of ships and the sea. In 1928 he was discovered in St Ives by Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood and for the rest of his life, alone in his tiny cottage, attacked by periods of madness, he painted furiously. In MATISSE'S WAR, Peter Everett explored the psyche of one of the most celebrated painters of our age. Here he performs a similar feat for another artist, one who knew no fame in his lifetime but whose paintings have found vast popularity since his death.
Art

Alfred Wallis

Author: Sven Berlin

Publisher: Sansom (Acc)

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Category: Art

Page: 144

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On a visit to St. Ives in the 1920s, the artists Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood chanced upon a reclusive, semi-literate fisherman living in poverty and spending his time, when not reading the family Bible, in painting pictures on odd scraps of board. The old man was Alfred Wallis and he became an icon of the modernist movement in Britain. Despite being the darling of the cognoscenti, Wallis died in a Penzance workhouse in 1942, and Sven Berlin's passionate plea for the more sympathetic treatment of the old and infirm, published in Cyril Connolly's Horizon magazine shortly after Wallis' death, is reproduced here for the first time. Also available: Britains Art Colony by the Sea - ISBN 1900178133 - $19.95
Art

St. Ives Artists

Author: Matthew Gale

Publisher: Tate

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Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 535

Alfred Wallis spent most of his life in the Cornish ports of Newlyn, Penzance and St Ives, and went to sea as a young man. His main occupation was as a dealer in marine supplies and he was in his seventies before he took up painting 'for company'. He sold his works for a few pence, and died in the poorhouse. Wallis is now recognised as one of the most original British artists of the twentieth century, the directness of his 'primitive vision' and the object-like quality of his paintings being highly valued. This book revises previous accounts of Wallis's life in the light of new research and traces the development of his painting over seventeen years. It also looks at the mythology that grew up around Wallis and at the sustained interest in the irascible eccentric whose work affected a generation of British artists.

Alfred Wallis

Author: Arts Council of Great Britain

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Page: 48

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Literary Criticism

The Alfred Wallis Factor

Author: David Wilkinson

Publisher: ISD LLC

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

View: 550

Since his death in 1942, St Ives has become marinated in the spirit of the naive painter, Alfred Wallis. Naum Gabo, the Russian Constructivist, felt that Wallis's gift as an artist was that he never knew he was one. His unconventional approach and the innocence of his personal method of making art marked Alfred Wallis, even after his death, as a crucial figure in the modernist movement. The art scene in St Ives during World War II is depicted vividly in The Alfred Wallis Factor which illustrates the birth of modernism in the small fishing port in the far south-west of England. With dominant personalities like Sven Berlin, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Adrian Stokes, Bernard Leach, Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Patrick Heron, it was inevitable that personal relationships would both form and fracture. Though causes would range from the banal to the bizarre, David Wilkinson never loses focus on the high stakes for which these characters were playing: the creation of their work, and reputations, of lasting significance. Their passion was strong and their ambition even stronger. The Alfred Wallis Factor tells the story of this extraordinary painter's long-lasting influence on - and beyond - modernism: David Wilkinson expounds the events around and following the artist's death, assessing the roles of friends and rivals in making Alfred Wallis a benchmark of modern British art. The Alfred Wallis Factor is a comprehensive examination of a troubled era, in which life met war and changed the destiny of the art world.
History

A Cornish Almanack

Author: N.P. Cooper

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: History

Page: 498

View: 197

Cornwall, the land of sandy beaches, pretty fishing coves, historic fishing ports, tin mining, mansions and gardens, quaint thatched cottages, atmospheric moors, art galleries, writers and picturesque towns? All of that is true but there is so much more to Cornwall and its influence on the rest of Britain and many parts of the world is often forgotten or unknown but yet continues. The county has seen political intrigue; religious upheavals; financial scandals. It has produced political radicals, slaves and slave owners; artists, writers and musicians; renowned engineers, mineralogists and scientists and was the first to introduce compulsory education. Cornwall was the birthplace of the discoverers of chemical elements, the planet Neptune and solar power and has been hugely significant in radio, electrical telegraphy and television. Cornish people have been influential across the centuries, the world and an incredible number of disciplines.
History

The Rich and the Pure

Author: Daniel Caner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Category: History

Page: 440

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"As the Roman Empire broke down in western Europe, its stability and prosperity moved decisively to the east, producing history's first truly affluent, multi-faceted Christian society, in what is now known as the Byzantine Empire. What united the twenty-four million people living in this vast realm--Roman citizens all, but as diverse as the landscape itself--was a shared conviction in the Christian ideal of philanthrōpia. In this sweeping cultural and social history of Christian philanthropy, Daniel Caner shows this practice involved more than simply a love of humanity; it required living up to Jesus's injunction to 'Give to all who ask of you' by offering mercy and material aid to every human being, whatever their origin or status. Yet this commitment to the common good arose in an aristocratic society marked by sharp gradations of rank and privilege and dominated by an official church experiencing explosive growth and unprecedented affluence. In tracking the evolution of distinctive ideals and modes of Christian giving over three centuries, Caner brings to the fore the people of Byzantium, from the countryside to the lower levels of urban society to the elites, and the complex, hierarchical relationships that these gifts fostered among them. Drawing on an immense range of evidence, The Rich and the Pure offers nothing less than a portrait of the whole of early Byzantine society"--
History

Julius Africanus und die christliche Weltchronik

Author: Martin Wallraff

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

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Category: History

Page: 346

View: 396

An die Seite des Corpus der Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller (GCS) stellte Adolf von Harnack die Monographienreihe der Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur (TU), die er bereits 1882 begründet hatte und die nunmehr als Archiv für die ... Ausgabe der älteren christlichen Schriftsteller diente.
Art

The Innocent Eye

Author: Marion Whybrow

Publisher: Sansom & Company

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Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 887

With his fiercely unsophisticated paintings the near illiterate mariner Alfred Wallis became the unlikely darling of the 1930s modernists grouped around Ben Nicholson, while Bryan Pearce's serene, naively crafted depictions of St Ives have also taken their place in the pantheon of twentieth century British art. A chapter on the self-taught Mary Jewels throws new light on the life of a much neglected artist, first encouraged by Cedric Morris and later collected by Augustus John. The survey concludes with brief profiles of a dozen other artists whose individual visions have enriched the life of this celebrated artists' community.
History

On Ancient Grammars of Space

Author: Silvia Kutscher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

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Category: History

Page: 355

View: 821

This volume presents new research by the Topoi group "The Conception of Spaces in Language" on the expression of spatial relations in ancient languages. The six articles in this volume discuss static and dynamic aspects of the spatial grammars of Ancient to Medieval Greek, Akkadian, Hittite, and Hieroglyphic Ancient Egyptian, as well as field data on eight modern languages (Arabic, Hebrew, English, German, Russian, French, Italian, and Spanish). Among the grams discussed are spatial particles, motion verbs, case and, most prominently, spatial prepositions. All ancient language data are fully explained in linguistic word-by-word glosses and are therefore accessible to scholars who are not themselves experts on the respective languages. Taken together, these contributions extend the scope of research on spatial grammar back to the third millennium BCE.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Egyptian Ideas Of The Future Life

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 84

View: 809

This book is intended to give the reader an account of the principal ideas and beliefs held by the ancient Egyptians concerning the resurrection and the future life, which is derived wholly from native religious works. The literature of Egypt which deals with these subjects is large and, as was to be expected, the product of different periods which, taken together, cover several thousands of years; and it is exceedingly difficult at times to reconcile the statements and beliefs of a writer of one period with those of a writer of another. Up to the present no systematic account of the doctrine of the resurrection and of the future life has been discovered, and there is no reason for hoping that such a thing will ever be found, for the Egyptians do not appear to have thought that it was necessary to write a work of the kind. This book sums up all thought, beliefs and myths concerning future life in ancient Egypt.