The artist was born in Melbourne, Australia and studied at the National Gallery school under Bernard HALL between 1893 and 1895. He exhibited in Sydney with the Victorian Artists Society and the Royal Art Society before leaving for the United States in 1898. Working mainly in New York, with frequent visits to Europe over a thirty year period, he established a good reputation as a painter with post-Impressionist affinities.
Originally his name was Myer BLASHKI, but he changed it in the US in the lead up to WWI. Essentially a colourist, he is recorded as exhibiting at the Show Day St Ives in 1911 as Blashki. In 1918-19 he exhibited from a studio in Chelsea, and showed at the International Society. He returned to Australia at the end of 1931 and worked for a year in Queensland. He then went to Sydney and Melbourne, holding exhibitions of his work, and died suddenly at Melbourne on 3 January 1939. He left a widow and one son, Philip EVERGOOD, also an artist, living in America.
Trained at Herkomer Art School, Bushey, Ewan worked on the staff of an illustrated weekly newspaper before moving to London in 1896. She illustrated a number of books on a wide range of subjects.
By 1911 she had moved to St Ives, working from first 6 Porthmeor Studios, then from Number 2. Her early exhibits were aquatints and etchings, and later during the 1930s watercolours and oils. She produced some portraits and coastal and harbour scenes as well as flower studies in the 1950s. She was also a member of the Arts Club.
Work by this artist is included in the art collection of University College Falmouth (UCF).
Born in Ipswich, Suffolk and brought up in Constable country, Exworth studied at Ipswich School of Art (1951 ff) and Royal College of Art from 1955, for three years. His parents were Charles William Exworth and his wife, Ivy Elsie nee Bennett. In Suffolk he noted the artistic influence of church sculpture and architecture.
In 1959 he married Susan Kalman in Kensington, London. The couple arrived in Cornwall in the early 1960s and has remained ever since: 'Perhaps in Cornwall one can still be truly remote and independent.' Ray Exworth started the sculpture department at Falmouth School of Art (now part of the University of Cornwall).He does not believe in art for art's sake, but that 'sculpture should have some social context and not be impersonal.' He received Awards from the Arts Council in 1975, 1977, and 1984 and a South West Arts Fellowship in 1985.
The Kestle Barton Gallery, Manaccan, is exhibiting (2011) in September and November a collection of wooden box constructions and drawings related to his monumental work (still in process in outbuildings around his home) The Circus. Alongside the constructions will be the documentary photographs of the work by Jem SOUTHAM. The exhibition of the works of these two complementary artists is entitled 'A Shutter Came Down'.