Alfred Wallis (British Artists)
About the book
Alfred Wallis spent most of his life in the Cornish ports of Newlyn, Penzance and St Ives, and went to sea as a young man. His main occupation was as a dealer in marine supplies and he was in his seventies before he took up painting 'for company'. He sold his works for a few pence, and died in the poorhouse. Wallis is now recognised as one of the most original British artists of the twentieth century, the directness of his 'primitive' vision and the object-like quality of his paintings being highly valued. This book revises previous accounts of Wallis's life in the light of new research and traces the development of his painting over seventeen years. It also looks at the mythology that grew up around Wallis and at the sustained interest in the irascible eccentric whose work affected a generation of British artists.
Matthew Gale Biography
Matthew Gale (born 28 November 1983) is an Australian cricketer. He plays for the Queensland Bulls and the Melbourne Renegades.Currently Captain of Flinders First XI in the Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association Peninsula Division His career was curtailed by injury during the early part of the 2001/02 season. He eventually made his mark in Premier cricket with some outstanding performances. As a result, he was offered a further extension to his VIS scholarship and was rewarded with selection in the Institute Challenge Series in Darwin. However, injury and illness saw him in the wilderness for several seasons, earning a reputation as a dependable grade player with Ringwood, which he captained.A financial planner, Gale is now based in Brisbane where he made his first class debut for Queensland against Western Australia at Perth in 2011, where he took 4 for 93 in the first innings and 2 for 40 in the second. His best bowling figures are 5 for 81. He later made his List A debut against Tasmania but, went wicket-less at over six runs an over.In 2012, he was signed by the Brisbane Heat but, didn't play a game of the regular season. The Heat went on to win the tournament and Gale was part of the squad that went to the Champions League. He made his Twenty20 debut against the Titans, replacing an injured Kemar Roach and he took 4 for 10 in that match.Gale continued to make regular appearances with the Bulls until he was signed by the Melbourne Renegades for the next Big Bash season. However, Gale could only take one wicket in four outings for the Renegades. He was not offered a contract by the Queensland Bulls for the 2014-15 season.Gale is a nephew of current Australian test team bowling coach David Saker.
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|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||May 1, 2014|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|