Everett, Peter The Voyages Of Alfred Wallis

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The Voyages Of Alfred Wallis

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9780099284338: The Voyages Of Alfred Wallis

Alfred Wallis was born in 1855 and died in a workhouse in Cornwall in 1942. A fisherman, sailing from Newlyn, Mousehole and St Ives, he began to paint in the 1920s - strange, brilliant pictures of ships and the sea. In 1928 he was discovered in St Ives by Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood and for the rest of his life, alone in his tiny cottage, attacked by periods of madness, he painted furiously. In MATISSE'S WAR, Peter Everett explored the psyche of one of the most celebrated painters of our age. Here he performs a similar feat for another artist, one who knew no fame in his lifetime but whose paintings have found vast popularity since his death.

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"Everett's insights are as bracing as the sea air." - "The Times

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Born in 1855, Alfred Wallis died in a workhouse in 1942. A mariner since his boyhood, he began to paint in the 1920s - strange, primitive, brilliant pictures of ships and the sea. In 1928 he was discovered in St Ives by Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood and for the rest of his life, alone in his tiny cottage, attacked by periods of madness, he painted furiously.

In this novel Everett gives voice to this famously 'naive' artist, spinning tales of the sea and of old St Ives, capturing in words the very worlds that Wallis depicted in ship's paint on scraps of cardboard.

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Everett, Peter
Published by Vintage (2000)
ISBN 10: 0099284332 ISBN 13: 9780099284338
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