Bust of Alfred Wolmark

WAG 4113


Gaudier was part of a lively circle of young artists working in London. In 1913 he sculpted this portrait of his friend, the painter Alfred Wolmark. At this time Gaudier was excited by a style of art called Cubism. Artists working in this style wanted to show objects from different viewpoints all at the same time. Gaudier has tried to do this by showing the many different angles and surfaces of Wolmark’s face. Six copies in total of the bust were cast in bronze by the Art Bronze Foundry between 1954 and 1960. They were made from the Walker Art Gallery's plaster cast of Alfred Wolmark using the lost wax process.