Born in London, Maidment was a student of the Royal College of Art in early years. With talents in draughtsmanship, he won a travelling scholarship.
Living first in Newlyn from before WWI, he worked and remained there until 1932 when he moved to St Ives, joining the St Ives Society of Artists (1932-59). In 1944 he moved to Helston and later to Torquay, in 1952; but he kept his working and exhibiting ties in St Ives.
Maidment is especially noted for his detailed paintings of the many quaint houses and byways of St Ives. He was included in the exhibition to celebrate the Centenary of Cornwall County Council: A Century of Art in Cornwall 1889-1989.
E E MAINWARING is one of the signatories of the Glanville letter of 26 November 1898 from members of the St Ives Arts Club to the Town Council (via Glanville) to voice their concern over proposed developments to the town; nothing further is currently known about this artist.
Selected for the 2010 Open Art Exhibition held at NAG for the 4th annual Newlyn Arts Festival.
Fuller Maitland was born in Berkshire, and studied at Oxford University prior to studying art at Bushey. He was a signatory of the Glanville letter of 1898 regarding the planned over-development of St Ives, and in 1899 he and his wife decided against moving to the town permanently, instead making their home in Rye, Sussex.
They did, however, remain members of the St Ives Golf Club until 1937, and visited the area with some regularity. [His wife, Gertrude MAITLAND (exh 1909-30), was also a landscape painter, and both exhibited mainly with Walker's Gallery, London.]
Born in Birmingham, Mann died aged 82 in Porthoustock, Cornwall. He exhibited a Newlyn title in 1875. Nothing further is currently known about this artist.
A recent correspondent (2013) contributed further information about William Mann: ' I’ve just bought a little book by him called ‘Gouache Painting with Designer’s Colours’ (Winsor & Newton Ltd, 1964). The blurb on the back says that:
‘W. Mann, A.R.C.A. is Deputy Principal at Plymouth College of Art, and has taught painting and graphic design to full-time and part-time students. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal West of England Academy, locally in the West Country and in the Midlands.’ Here are some links that I turned up when I was trying to find out more about him: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/cornish-boats-plymouth-devon-49857 http://www.seapicturesgallery.com/Paintings/J_Pickup.html http://www.artfact.com/auction-lot/william-mann-arca-1914-1980-gouache-on-card,-st-1-u-09210e3e83
Flight-Lieut William Mann, RAF, exhibited three paintings of Looe, Cornwall in the second exhibition of work by members of the Plymouth Society of Artists. His sending-in address at the time (Sept 1945) was Marlow, Bucks, but it is unknown as yet whether or not he was a native of Cornwall, and perhaps not yet de-mobbed. Further information welcome.
When internationally recognised artist Denise Manning moved to Cornwall she married a local farmer. She continued to paint whilst working on the farm and raising a family.
In 1989 she was invited to paint all the rare farm breeds of the UK, and the resulting collection was exhibited by the Royal Albert Memorial museum, Exeter in co-operation with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. The exhibition toured all over the country in 1991-92, including the Falmouth Art Gallery, and her paintings have been [subsequently] acquired by public and private collections. [Text from Falmouth Art Gallery Exh Cat 2000].
Her exhibition piece, in the group show entitled '20 Years of Contemporary Art at the Falmouth Art Gallery' in 2000, was Sequestered Sun, based on a two year study of a neighbouring farmer's field.
A London-based visitor to St Ives over many years, Manning was a landscape painter and printmaker held in high regard. He trained at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, and was a student at Academie Julian in Paris (1892), where he probably met a number of artists who continued their acquaintance in West Cornwall.
He was certainly in the town in 1896, visiting Albert Julius OLSSON at the St Ives Arts Club. His aquatints in black and white were among his most successful pieces, and his work appears in many public collections. The Aquatints of W W Manning was published by Colnaghi in 1929.
Born in Devon to authors George and Ruth Manning-Sanders, Joan spent her early life in Sussex, France, Devon and Cornwall. She was educated by her governess, Miss Florence Bridge, who encouraged Joan and her younger brother David to visualize their history and Bible studies, and to put down their images on paper.
At the age of twelve she was asked by Bernard WALKE to do a series of watercolours of the New Testament for his church at St Hilary near Penzance, Cornwall. Realising her talent, her parents arranged for her to have a studio at Sennen Cove. In 1927 she exhibited two paintings in the Daily Express Young Artists' Exhibition at the RBA Galleries, not realising that the qualification for entry was age 18 and over. Her work was so good the organisers thought her age to be 18 and not the 13 as stated on the entry form.
In 1928, at sixteen years of age, she came to national prominence as the youngest person ever to have a painting hung at the RA, receiving universal praise. In 1929 Faber & Faber produced an illustrated book on her art, and a similar book was produced in New York the following year. She then went on to study at the Chelsea School of Art and continued to exhibit at the RA until 1935.
During WWII she became involved with STISA, and was raised from Associate to full Member in 1944. Shortly after this she married, becoming Joan Floyd, and after the birth of her sons Christopher and John moved to Canada. On returning to the UK, she helped her mother, Ruth Manning-Sanders, with research for her many books of folk and fairy tales. Her home was in Penzance, Cornwall, where she died.