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Self Portrait
© Estate of Alfred Aaron Wolmark. All rights reserved, DACS 2022. Photo credit: Southampton City Art Gallery

Self Portrait 1910

Alfred Aaron Wolmark (1877–1961)

Southampton City Art Gallery

Painter and multi-talented designer, born in Warsaw, Poland, travelling to settle in England with his parents as a small boy in 1883. He studied at Royal Academy Schools in the mid-1890s, winning a silver medal for drawing in 1897. Had his first solo show at Bruton Galleries, 1905. He was to build up a wide-ranging appearance in group shows, at RA, 1901–36; AAA, 1908–16; IS, 1911–25; and with 1910–11 first Post-Impressionist exhibition in London, organised by Roger Fry. Soon began to show on continent and in America. Among Wolmark’s designing jobs were designs for two Diaghilev ballets, in 1911; stained glass window for St Mary’s Church, Slough, in 1915; and decorative pottery for an exhibition in 1916 at Martyn’s Gallery. Towards the end of his life he showed extensively in one-man exhibitions at Ben Uri Gallery, which gave him a memorial show in 1961.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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