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Alfred Wolmark (1877-1961), Artist

Alfred Aaron Wolmark

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 9 portraits
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Wolmark emigrated to London before training at the Royal Academy Schools in the 1890s. His early brightly coloured Breton scenes are characterized by bold, geometric patterning and vivid colour, which owed much to the influence of Post-Impressionism. He was a close friend of the sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, and the two artists made portraits of one another. In addition to painting Wolmark created stained glass, decorative painted vases, ballet designs for Diaghilev, and illustrated Israel Zangwill's complete works. Wolmark exhibited widely during his lifetime in London, New York, and Paris.

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5690

Alfred Aaron Wolmark

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
oil on canvas laid on board, 1911
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5690

2808

Israel Zangwill

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
pen and ink, 1925
NPG 2808

4884

Alfred Aaron Wolmark

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
pen and ink, 1926
NPG 4884

6930

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
pen and ink, 1926
NPG 6930

4454

Ford Madox Ford

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
pen and ink, 1927
NPG 4454

4485

Aldous Huxley

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
ink, 1928
NPG 4485

4482

Henry Arthur Jones

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
pen and ink, 1928
NPG 4482