Aharon Alfred Wolmark 

Alfred Wolmark

Alfred Aaron Wolmark (28 December 1877 – 6 January 1961) was a painter and decorative artist. He was a pioneer of the New Movement in Art.

He was born Aaron Wolmark into a Jewish family in Warsaw. The family moved to Devon when he was six. He became a British citizen in 1894.

He studied at the Royal Academy Schools, 1895-8 (1st Silver Medallist for Drawing). There he took the forename Alfred, by which he is known.

Returning briefly to Poland in 1903, he painted works based on Jewish historical subjects. In 1911, under the influence of modern French painting, he executed a series of studies of Breton fisherfolk and harbour life. He worked in the areas of interior decoration, the theatre, and stained glass, 1911-15. He made a stained glass window for St. Mary’s Church in Slough in 1915. He painted a series of cityscapes in New York city, 1919-20. He held many exhibitions in London, New York, and Paris, including portrait drawings at the Lefèvre Galleries, 1928. A retrospective of his work was held at Ferens Art GalleryKingston upon Hull in 1975.

His paintings are now in many galleries around the world, including the National Portrait GalleryLondon, Sheffield and Derby Museum and Art Gallery. He was one of the prime movers in setting up the Ben Uri Art Society, 1915.