Hurst BALMFORD

Hurst BALMFORD
1871
1950
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Born in Huddersfield, the artist studied at Royal College of Art and Julian's Academy in Paris. His address in 1917 is given as Gt Eccleston near Garstang.

He was living at Meadow House, St Ives when he exhibited Boats at Anchor, St Ives at the RA in 1924.  Originally he had been an architect, and was proficient on the violin and viola. In the late 1920s he moved to Lancashire to become Headmaster of Morecambe School of Art. By 1938 he was living in Blackpool.

media

Portrait and landscape painter in oils and watercolours

works and access

Works include: Watergate, on the Looe River (in Manchester AG); The Jetty, Polperro (1924); Boats at Anchor, St Ives (1926); The Running Stream; Summer Landscape, oil on canvas, signed (sold 2011 Barnes Thomas, Pz)

Access to work: Manchester Art Gallery

exhibitions

RA 1917, 1937, 1938

STISA

The Beach Studio, St Ives

memberships

STISA c1927 - c1939

references

Barnes Thomas Auction Cat (Feb 2011) p23 (illus)

Benezit

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p312)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Tovey (2000) GF Bradshaw & STISA (Appendix 3 Principal Members of STISA 1927-1960)

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash

Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History

Tovey (2010) Sea Change, St Ives 1914-1930

Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1921-1939 list pp 219-21)

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