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Painting a Working Cornwall: Newlyn and St Ives 1880-1930

'Girl Peeling Onions' by Elizabeth Forbes

‘Girl Peeling Onions’ by Elizabeth Forbes

Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following symposium:

‘Painting a Working Cornwall: Newlyn and St Ives 1880-1930’
Friday, 1 March
18.00, Research Forum South Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Speaker(s): Alison Bevan (Penlee House Gallery and Museum); David Tovey (author, lecturer, and curator)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. There will be no advance booking for this event and places will be available on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis
Organised by: Martin Caiger-Smith and Roo Gunzi (The Courtauld Institute of Art) in conjunction with Two Temple Place, supported by The Bulldog Trust

Towards the end of the nineteenth-century, growing numbers of artists settled in West Cornwall, at the harbour towns of Newlyn and St Ives. Influenced by both Naturalism and Impressionism, and with a commitment to painting en plein air, artists such as Stanhope Forbes, Henry Scott Tuke, Adrian Stokes, and Anders Zorn sought to apply French techniques learned on the coasts of Brittany to British rural subjects. Continue reading