Jeremy LE GRICE
Jeremy LeGrice has been painting in West Cornwall for over fifty years. 100 Years in Newlyn, Diary of a Gallery (1995) reflects his deep involvement and love for the area. It includes photo likenesses, illustrations and a summary of the work of the Gallery from his perspective. He has exhibited widely, locally, nationally and internationally; in 1995 he was a residential painting fellow at Worpswede, Germany in the art colony there.
In 2006 he held a major retrospective exhibition of paintings created since early childhood at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, Cornwall, which was accompanied by the book LeGrice at Seventy. In it he tells of his pupillage with George Peter LANYON at Carbis Bay in the 1950s, his time at the Slade School, his first marriage to fellow Slade student, Mary STORK, his friendship in Cornwall with his neighbouring artist Karl WESCHKE, the re-settling in Cornwall after years away in the Cotwolds with his second wife, designer Lyn LE GRICE, and his continued steady output of abstracted mood and movement based on the natural environments around him. He served for a number of years as the outspoken Chairman of the Trustees of the Newlyn Art Gallery, after serving also for many years on the Council of Management of NAG.
In August, 2012, he died at home of cancer, after some long months of decline. His funeral was held at the Parish Church of St Buryan in West Cornwall, and the wake followed at the Newlyn Art Gallery, to which his family as a whole have given so much over many years.