ALFRED AARON WOLMARKEnglish 1877 - 1961

Provenance:
Private collection, London

ALFRED AARON WOLMARKEnglish 1877 - 1961

Alfred Aaron Wolmark, the British Post-Impressionist painter, was born in Warsaw on 28th December 1877. His family came to London when he was six years old and, having shown a precocious talent for painting, at the age of eighteen he entered the Royal Academy School of Art. There he won a silver medal and in 1901 he made his exhibiting debut at the Royal Academy, later exhibiting widely throughout England and Europe, and in 1905 he held his first one-man show at the Bruton Galleries. He honeymooned in Concarneau, Brittany in 1911 and stayed in New York for most of 1920. He was a prominent member of the Jewish immigrant community in London, painting many dark and evocative portraits of his family and friends. He also executed many still lifes and a number of futuristic works. He died in London on 6th January 1961. Examples of his works are in many leading public collections, including the Tate Gallery. There are also a series of paintings by him of Shakespearian characters in the theatre museum at Stratford on Avon.