A member of the Industrial Class NAMI, John Curnow also studied at the Penzance School of Art. A metalworker, he was apprenticed as a mould-maker at Holman's Dock for a time, but later joined the police force. He was the uncle of John LAITY.
Berriman (1986) Arts and Crafts in Newlyn 1890-1930
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall