Alan Lowndes Pencil Drawing Alfred Wallis House- Northern Art
'Alfred Wallis's House, St Ives'
Pencil and charcoal on paper
21 x 29 cm
Signed by the Artist
Provenance - Valerie Lowndes (Artists Wife).
Alan Lowndes spent time in St Ives where many of the artists of the 20th Century had been attracted for many reasons; the light and the strong artist community that the town offers being among them. Alan was an admirer of Alfred Wallis who had captured the eye of many artists including Ben Nicholson and Peter Lanyon. Wallis painted in a naive style on found objects such as driftwood and cardboard that he would find on the beach or in the streets of St Ives. His work consisted mostly of seascapes featuring fishing boats and trawlers. The house in this drawing is where he showcased his work and where artists would seek him out.