A striking portrait of a young woman by Alfred Aaron Wolmark executed in the 1930s in oil on canvas.
Uncomprimisily set in a domestic interior Wolmark captures the sitters pose with hints of fauvist pink and yellow, also using heavier brushmarks in dark green and black to block in her rollneck jumper and skirt, framing her fashionably bobbed hair and pale complexion.
Wolmark studied at the Royal Academy 1895- 1898 and he received the 1st Silver Medal for Drawing. His distinct fauvist style emerged after encountering Roger Fry‰Ûªs 1910 Post-Impressionist exhibition in London and a trip to France in 1911, in London he became one of the leaders of the avant-garde before the first World War." A gifted portraitist, whose sitters included Thomas Hardy, Aldous Huxley and G. K. Chesterton, Wolmark designed costume and stage sets for two Diaghilev ballets in 1911, and a set of abstract designs for the stained glass windows of the church of St. Mary‰Ûªs in Slough in 1915. Public collections include: National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery, Tate Gallery, British Museum, London; National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield; Jewish Museum, New York. Dimensions:
Measures: Unframed: 33cm x 49cm
Framed: 44cm x 60cm.
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