Alfred Wallis was nearly seventy when he took up painting to relieve loneliness after his wife’s death. A former seaman and scrap-merchant, he was untrained, but had a natural talent for painting from memory those things which were important to him in his life, primarily boats at sea and St Ives harbour.


  • Title: Trawler
  • Creator: Alfred Wallis
  • Date Created: circa 1925
  • Physical Dimensions: 31.8 x 48.9cm
  • Rights: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London
  • Medium: Oil on board

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