Born in Warsaw, Poland, into a Jewish family, who were amongst the many fleeing the pogroms of Eastern Europe, Alfred Aaron Wolmark was a painter and decorative artist.The family moved to Devon when he was six and in 1894, he became a British citizen. When Wolmark moved to London in the 1890s, he began training at the Royal Academy Schools. His early brightly coloured Breton scenes are characterised by bold, geometric patterning and vivid colour. He was a Post-Impressionist and a pioneer of the New Movement in Art. In addition to painting, Wolmark created stained glass, decorative painted vases and illustrated Israel Zangwill's complete works.