The bust of Alfred Wolmark by Henri Gaudier-Brzeskaby attracts the attention of visitors to the Burton Gallery at York Art Gallery, but who was he, and why was he sculpted by Gaudier-Brzeskaby?

Dorothy Nott investigates the background to this exceptionally striking work, exploring the life of both the sculptor and his subject. 

 

Henri Gautier Brzeska, Bust of Alfred Wolmark ©York Museums Trust