The Life of Alfred Wallis

Molly Russon


We send all orders via Royal Mail: within the UK, choose from 1st Class, 2nd Class or Special Delivery; for the rest of the world, International Standard or International Tracked. Delivery and packaging charges are calculated automatically at the checkout.

To collect orders in person from the Bookshop, choose Click and Collect at the checkout.

Unicorn Publishing Group
15 April 2021
ISBN: 9781913491505
32 pages

From the publisher

This is the story of Cornish fisherman-turned-artist Alfred Wallis, whose paintings of boats from his past inspired the future of British modern art. Told from Wallis' perspective - inspired by his crudely written letters to Jim Ede - this book takes the reader through his remarkable life; his early sailing days, his late arrival to painting, his encounters with 'proper' artists and his battle with mental health. Wallis' naive yet poignant work has captured the imagination of many. His paintings are a portal into Wallis' world of ships, boats and the sea; and his deep concern for preserving 'what used to be'.