The work of legendary naïve artist Alfred Wallis reflects both the Cornish port of St. Ives and a particularly exciting moment in British art history following his ‘discovery’ in 1928 by established artists Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood. This exhibition explores Wallis’ unique vision and his influence on Nicholson’s work, focusing on paintings and drawings by the two artists dating from the late 1920s to the 1940s. Major loans from public collections will be seen alongside rarely seen works from private collections, and Compton Verney’s own important Wallis painting Schooner Approaching Harbour of c 1930.
Tue - Sun, 17 Mar – 10 Jun 2018, 11am – 5pm
Wed 13 June, Thu 14 June and Tue 26 June, Wed 27 June, Thu 28 June, 1pm - 3.30pm