Portrait of Mrs Ethel Solomon in Riding Habit
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 84.6 x 69.9 cms
Inscription: Signed and dated c.r. 'A.W.'
Aaron Wolmark was born in Warsaw in 1877 and moved to England with his family in 1883, later training at the Royal Academy, where he added the English ‘Alfred’ to his name. He exhibited at the RA (1901-36) and with the Allied Artists Association (1908-16) and the International Society (1911–25). Wolmark’s teenage years in London’s East End – then the heart of the immigrant Jewish community – and two lengthy stays in his native Poland between 1903 and 1906 had a huge visual and spiritual impact on his early work. Over the first 10–15 years of his career he produced a consistent and mature body of paintings of Jewish subjects executed in the manner and spirit of Rembrandt.
Born: 1877 Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1961 London, England