Alfred Wallis BRITISH, 1855-1942


Alfred Wallis (18 August 1855 – 29 August 1942) was a British fisherman and artist known for his port landscapes and shipping scenes painted in a naïve style. Having no artistic training, he began painting at the age of 70, using household paint on scraps of cardboard.[1] He achieved little commercial success, although his work was championed by progressive artists such as Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood.