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Alfred Wallis: Artist and Mariner
New revised 2nd edition

by Robert Jones

A new 3rd edition of 'Alfred Wallis: Artist and Mariner' is now available. Click here for more information.

The life and work of the influential Cornish artist Alfred Wallis (1855 - 1942). Seaman, fisherman and later, dealer in 2nd hand marine goods, it was not until Wallis was in his seventies and eighties that he took up painting. The author and respected contemporary painter Robert Jones, was once a fisherman himself. His shared experience with his fellow artist and mariner Alfred Wallis has allowed him to bring new insight and factual information to the extraordinary world of this fascinating artist.

The book won an award from the Cornish Gorsedd for best publication about and from Cornwall in 2001.

Hardback. 128 pages.
Contains over 170 illustrations, mostly in colour.
Published by First Light Publishing / Halsgrove.

Very limited copies available of this edtion.
Price on application.

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Bellaventur of Brixham Larbordoor Newfoundland Ice Burges.

“Notice that behind the icebergs are trees in foilage or blossom, this seems odd. Could this unlikely juxtaposition perhaps be a piece of invention or fantasy on Wallis's part? On the contrary, this detail shows just how acute Wallis's visual memory was. In late sping and early summer icebergs break away from the polar cap and float past and are washed ashore on the coast of Newfoundland. Wallis has painted just what he recalled”.