Alfred Aaron Wolmark moved to London with his family while still a child. He trained at the Royal Academy, London, from 1894. He then settled in London.
His early work shows the influence of Rembrandt, while his colouring later became more vibrant. Wolmark drew and painted many portraits, including those of Thomas Hardy, Somerset Maugham, and Israel Zangwill.
Wolmark started to exhibit in 1901; his work first won recognition in 1906 at the Whitechapel Exhibition. In 1910 he took part in the first London Post-Impressionist exhibition.
1961, Alfred Wolmark, 1877-1961: Memorial Exhibition of Paintings, Ben Uri Art Gallery, London
1970, Fine Art Society, London
Museum and Gallery Holdings
London (National Portrait Gal.): eight portraits
London (Tate Collection): Fisher Girl of Concarneau (1911, oil on canvas); Decorative Still-life (c. 1911, oil on canvas)
Stratford-Upon-Avon (Royal Shakespeare Theatre Collection): several portraits of famous Shakespearean heroes