27 March 1997
Alfred Wolmark (1877-1961)
The Medical Inspection, 1919
signed 'Wolmark' (lower right)
oil on canvas; unframed
59 x 92 in. (150 x 234 cm.)
There is a figure composition on the reverse
Eric Wolmark, the artist's son.
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G. Konstam, Alfred Wolmark, Ben Uri Art Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, 1961.
Geoffrey Konstam (op. cit.) recalled 'My early memories of Alfred Wolmark date from the First World War when he was a frequent visitor to my parent's home. Then in 1919 a fellow medical student and I posed as nudes for a large painting he was doing of any army medical examination. Wolmark had recently experienced such an examination and was turned down because of his severe myopia. The composition included a self-portrait as one of the examinees' [the artist is second from the left].
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