Born at Clifton, Bristol, the son of Sir Cornelius Kortright, Guy was educated at Newton College in Newton Abbot, Devon before emigrating to Canada with his family. At age twenty, he decided to continue studies with Louis GRIER who ran a painting school at St Ives with Julius OLSSON.
In 1899 he shared a studio in Paris with two other St Ives art students, Norman WILKINSON and Hugh Percy HEARD. He then remained based in St Ives at St Eia Studio until about 1912 before going to settle in Wales. During WWI he served in the Army and became a Captain in the 21st Monmouthshire Regiment. He wrote on the subject of 'Decorative Landscape Painting' in The Artist.
Painter of landscapes in oils and water colour
works and access
Works include: scenes of Lelant (c1912): A Lonely Shore and Silver and Grey; Castillon de Plana (Spanish Cactus)
Access to work: Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead
He also published five articles in The Artist on 'Decorative Landscape Painting', running from the October issue 1934 to February 1935, illustrated with his own work
St Eia Studio, St Ives March 1911, March 1912
St Ives Times 25 Mar 1911, 22 Mar 1912
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p333)
Newton et al (2005) Painting at the Edge
Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash
(2009) St Ives: Social History
Whitechapel Exhibition catalogue (repr Hardie 2009)
Who's Who in Art
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1883-1900 list)