Alfred Wallis

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Birthday
18, 1855
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 29, 1942 (87)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1855
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 29, 1942 (87)

About

English artist whose nautical paintings reflect his Cornish seafaring roots. His works, often classified as Naive (technically and thematically simple) art, are collected at the Tate St Ives gallery in Cornwall, England.

Before Fame

He worked as a sailor and fisherman, traveling the seas between Penzance, England and Newfoundland, Canada.

Trivia

He painted many of his works on canvases made from cardboard boxes.

Family Life

He married Susan Ward, a woman twenty-one years his senior, in 1876. He and his brother were the Devonport-born children of Jane and Charles Wallis.

Associated With

He and French painter Henri Rousseau both became known for their works of Naive art.