Apollo

Alfred Wallis Rediscovered

Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

24 Oct 2020 - 3 Jan 2021

This exhibition draws its impetus from the rediscovery of three sketchbooks used by the self-taught painter and mariner Alfred Wallis in 1941–42 – the final two years of his life. It looks back from the drawings and paintings that fill this book – which were completed with artistic materials he had been given by Ben Nicholson and the critic Adrian Stokes, both admirers of his works – to dozens of paintings his from the 1920s and ’30s, many of which were acquired by Jim Ede, the founder of Kettle’s Yard. Selections from the correspondence between Ede and Wallis are also on display. Find out more from the Kettle’s Yard website.

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Drawing from sketchbook (1941–42), Alfred Wallis.

Drawing from sketchbook (1941–42), Alfred Wallis. Courtesy of Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge

Shipwreck 1 – The Wreck of the Alba (1938), Alfred Wallis.

Shipwreck 1 – The Wreck of the Alba (1938), Alfred Wallis. Courtesy Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge

Brigantine sailing past green fields (n.d.), Alfred Wallis.

Brigantine sailing past green fields (n.d.), Alfred Wallis. Courtesy Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge

Ship with seven men, net and gull (n.d.), Alfred Wallis.

Ship with seven men, net and gull (n.d.), Alfred Wallis. Courtesy Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge

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