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Become an expert on famed Newlyn School of Artists

By LeeTrewhela  |  Posted: October 03, 2013

School is Out, 1889 oil on canvas by William Wainwright, courtesy © Penlee House Gallery and Museum

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IF YOU have ever wanted to lean more about the famous Newlyn School of Artists - now is your chance.

This winter local art historian and author Catherine Wallace is running an eight-week course at the Penlee Coach House in Penlee Park, Penzance, on the History of Newlyn School Art.

The course looks at the development of the early Newlyn school artists from their origins and education in the academies and

ateliers abroad, their different approaches to painting including, social realist portraits, plein air landscapes and seascapes and fantasy costume dramas.

There will be a focus on women artists who pioneered the way for many to follow in their footsteps. The fame the Newlyn artists achieved at home and abroad in the 1880s and 90s and the significance of the founding of Newlyn Art Gallery will also be included.

Artists featured in the course include Frank Bramley, Frank Bourdillon, Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Winifred Freeman, Norman Gartsin, Thomas Cooper Gotch, Caroline Gotch, Fred Hall, Henry Scott Tuke, William Wainwright and many more.

The sessions which last 2 hours with a break at half time

he course costs £120 for all eight weeks, starting on October 15.

Catherine Wallace has been organising exhibitions for the past 20 years featuring historic and contemporary Cornish art in various museums and art galleries in Cornwall. She is the author of several books on the history of Newlyn and Lamorna artists including Under the open Sky: The Paintings of the Newlyn and Lamorna Artists 1880 – 1940. Catherine has also taught courses on the history of Newlyn and Lamorna artists for adult education and is a NADFAS lecturer.

Catherine is an experienced, knowledgeable lecturer and believes in sharing the in-depth knowledge she has acquired over the years on Cornish art with like-minded art enthusiasts. Her lectures aim to inform and entertain.

Further courses are planned for January 2014 depending on interest.

In order to book your place please contact Catherine via e-mail talks@cathwallace.co.uk or tel: 01326 618914, mob 07974995085.

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