The Court Gallery

Alfred Aaron Wolmark

(British, 1877–1961)

the reading room by alfred aaron wolmark

Alfred Aaron Wolmark

The Reading Room, 1949

4,500 GBP

Biography

Timeline

Alfred Aaron Wolmark, the British Post-Impressionist painter, was born in Warsaw on 28th December 1877. His family came to London when he was six years old and, having shown a precocious talent for painting, at the age of eighteen he entered the Royal Academy School of Art. There he won a silver medal and in 1901 he made his exhibiting debut at the Royal Academy, later exhibiting widely throughout England and Europe, and in 1905 he held his first one-man show at the Bruton Galleries. He lived and worked in Brittany between 1910-1912 and stayed in New York for some time during the ‘Great War’. He was a prominent member of the Jewish immigrant community in London, painting many dark and evocative portraits of his family and friends. He also executed many still lifes and a number of futuristic works. He died in London on 6th January 1961. Examples of his works are in many leading public collections, including the Tate Gallery. There are also a series of paintings by him of Shakespearian characters in the theatre museum at Stratford on Avon.