Alfred Wallis Grave - St Ives

Alfred Wallis Grave - St Ives

This is the tombstone of the St Ives artist Alfred Wallis. Celebrated for his 'primitive' style of painting Wallis died in the poor house in Madron. It was the artistic fraternity in St Ives who clubbed together to make sure Wallis did not end up in a pauper's grave and they who made this elaborate tombstone. The tiles are by Bernard Leach and depict the tiny mariner at the foot of a lighthouse.

The grave is in Barnoon Cemetery which overlooks the rugged Porthmeor beach and more recently the Tate St Ives.

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