Date: Sunday 14th May 2017
Cornish Art – a private viewing
Presented by David Tovey
A chance to visit the home of leading Cornish art historian, David Tovey, to see and learn about his remarkable and extensive private collection of Cornish paintings by both British and foreign artists.
David's original interest in Cornish art derived from the fact that his great-grandfather, William Titcomb, was one of the first artists to settle in the St Ives art colony in the late 1880s and there is a strong St Ives bias to the collection and, as St Ives, pre-1914, was considered internationally to be “the Mecca of the seascapist”, there is also an emphasis on marine paintings.
After an introductory talk by David, guests will be free to roam the house, with notes on the paintings being provided in every room.
Since 2000, David has written extensively on Cornish art (effectively re-writing the history of St Ives art) and has also curated numerous exhibitions on the subject for Tate St Ives, Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro and various other Art Galleries around the country.
Works from his collection can also be seen in the exhibition Foreign Artists inspired by the Cornish Coast at Lawrence House Museum, Launceston, which runs from 3rd April to 30th June (Mon to Fri)
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