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Newlyn School


13 People in artist grouping:

Newlyn, in the county of Penzance, Cornwall was home to a new colony of artists between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who sought to paint outdoors, using the natural light on nature and everyday subjects. Perhaps inspired by the French Barbizon School, where artists had also left the city for the countryside, the group represented a new movement in painting termed 'En plein air' (in the open air) or 'peinture sur le motif' (painting on the ground). Enchanted by the life of the local fisherman and their families, the artists would paint a variety of scenes including harbour side activities and portraits documenting the often dangerous life of the men out at sea. Originally led by Samuel John ('Lamorna') Birch, who captured the Cornish countryside in watercolour and oils, Newlyn's connection to painting remains strong, and a modern day Newlyn Art School was founded in 2011.

No individual image available for this person

Thomas Cooper Gotch

1854-1931
Pre-Raphaelite painter and book illustrator
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Harold Knight

Harold Knight

1874-1961
Artist; husband of Dame Laura Knight
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 4 portraits
Laura Knight

Laura Knight

1877-1970
Artist
Sitter in 34 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Sir Alfred James Munnings

Sir Alfred James Munnings

1878-1959
Painter and President of the Royal Academy
Sitter associated with 11 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Dod Procter

Dod Procter

1890-1972
Painter; wife of Ernest Procter
Sitter in 3 portraits
Ernest Procter

Ernest Procter

1886-1935
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 40 portraits
Samuel John ('Lamorna') Birch

Samuel John ('Lamorna') Birch

1869-1955
Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Frank Bramley

1857-1915
Post-impressionist genre painter
Artist of 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Elizabeth Adela Forbes (née Armstrong)

1859-1912
Painter and print-maker
Artist of 1 portrait
Henry Herbert La Thangue

Henry Herbert La Thangue

1859-1929
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Albert Chevallier Tayler

1862-1925
Painter
Artist associated with 10 portraits
Harry Tuke

Harry Tuke

1858-1929
Landscape and figure painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait