Ben Uri collection

Work by Alfred Wolmark

Alfred Wolmark was born in Warsaw, and moved to England with his family in 1883, first to Devon and then to the East End of London. He trained at the Royal Academy (from 1895), where he added the English 'Alfred' to his name, exhibiting there (1901-36), as well as with the Allied Artists Association (1908-16) and the International Society (1911-25). He had his first solo exhibition at Bruton Galleries in London (1905). Wolmark's teenage years in London’s East End and two lengthy stays in his native Poland between 1903-6, had a huge visual and spiritual, impact on his early Rembrandtesque work. In July 1911, after an artistic epiphany on honeymoon in Concarneau, Brittany, Wolmark jettisoned his early methods in favour of the ‘New Art’ and embarked upon the pioneering 'colourist' path that he followed for the next two decades of his working life. Wolmark exhibited regularly with the Ben Uri Art Society, as well as at the Grafton (1911, 1916, 1917) and Whitechapel Galleries (1910, 1914, 1927, 1956). In 1915 he co-founded the JAAS (Jewish Association of Arts and Sciences) with Adrian Alfred Woolfstein (Adrian Wolfe). Despite enjoying success within the Jewish community, Wolmark was rejected from The London Group (1914) and the Royal Academy (1938).

26 work/s by this artist from the collection are shown below. For a more detailed record and image please click on the link.

Oxfordshire Landscape

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-433

Portrait of Mrs Herbert Cohen

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-434

Portrait of J. Seres

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-435

Still Life

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-436

Tulips and Daffodils

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-437

Portrait of Israel Zangwill

Object type drawing

Accession number 1987-439

Portrait of Leopold Gottlieb

Object type drawing

Accession number 1987-440

Portrait of Mrs Ethel Solomon in Riding Habit

Object type painting

Accession number 1988-59

Self-Portrait

Object type painting

Accession number 2012-02

Portrait Sketch of a Girl

Object type painting

Accession number 2012-29

Sabbath Afternoon

Object type painting

Accession number 2013-02

The Last Days of Rabbi ben Ezra

Object type painting

Accession number 2016-15

In the Synagogue

Object type painting

Accession number 2013-01

Untitled (Man on a Horse with a Sword)

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-438i

Dreamers of the Ghetto

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-438ii

The Celibates' Club

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-438iii

The Mantle of Elijah

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-438iv

The Melting Pot

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-438ix

The Grey Wig

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-438v

Ghetto Comedies

Object type painting

Accession number 1987-438vi