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Alfred Wallis     1855–1942 British naive painter of sailing ships and landscapes. He went to sea as a cabin boy and cook at the age of 9, and from about 1880 worked as a fisherman in Cornwall. In 1890 he opened a rag-and-bone store in St Ives and after retiring from this did odd jobs, including selling ice cream.

Alfred Wallis 1855–1942 British naive painter of sailing ships and landscapes. He went to sea as a cabin boy and cook at the age of 9, and from about 1880 worked as a fisherman in Cornwall. In 1890 he opened a rag-and-bone store in St Ives and after retiring from this did odd jobs, including selling ice cream.

'Sailing ship and orchard' (c.1935-37) by Alfred Wallis (1855-1942). Oil on cardboard, 211 x 218 mm. via Fitzmuseum

'Sailing ship and orchard' (c.1935-37) by Alfred Wallis (1855-1942). Oil on cardboard, 211 x 218 mm. via Fitzmuseum

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