Originally from Sheffield, a descendent suggests that Matthewman may have moved to Cornwall in the 1920s. In 1937 he exhibited two paintings, Cornish Cliffs and A Quaint Corner at NAG. The following year, a painting of his was hung at the RA, from a sending-in address of 'Maryville' at Treen, Porthcurno.
A painting by Matthewman of a young woman outside a cottage and its garden - Feeding the Pigeons - was offered by Sothebys for sale in 2002.
Embroidery was exhibited by this artist at the NAG Summer exhibition of arts and crafts in 1928.
Maggie Matthews was born in Wales, and brought up in the Welsh mountains. She studied at Newport Art College, then Exeter College of Art and Design (BA, Hons).
She moved to West Cornwall in 1988, establishing her studio in Newlyn. She was married to the artist-craftsman Jonty HENSHALL and has exhibited work under this name. Upon their separation she has reverted to her maiden name Matthews.
She exhibits widely in the UK, in addition to locally in several private galleries, and her paintings have also been shown in New York and widely in the USA (1999-2000). Her work is represented in a number of collections. From 1996 she has exhibited regularly in mixed and solo shows at the Great Atlantic Map Works Gallery, St Just. From 2004 she has been showing paintings in group shows with Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly, and participating in the Affordable Art Shows in Bristol and London.
She is primarily engaged with abstract works inspired by the meeting of sea and sky, usually of intense and vibrant colour.
Born in Birmingham on 27 September 1854 (GRO), Bednar has noted a Newlyn title by this artist in 1899, though it is unlikely that he did more than visit West Cornwall as his address from the early 1890s remained the same until 1911 (The Studio, Dashwood Terrace, Banbury, Oxfordshire), when it became The Studio, 9 Park Terrace, Oxford. By 1917 he was living at Old Headingford, Oxford.
At the RBSA Autumn exhibition of 1900 he exhibited Evening: St Ives Harbour, Cornwall, which was priced at 8 guineas.
His titles included An Angler's Haunt, An East Coast Fishing Town and Sunset at the Pier Steps, Whitby. His death was registered as 25 January 1926 at Headington, Oxford, age 71.
New work by this artist was included in the 2009 exhibition at the Leach Pottery, St Ives, entitled 'The Flower Show' which focussed on ceramic vessels for the art of flower display.
Maugham exhibited and sold Preparing the Soil at NAG in 1907 to a purchaser from the Lake District, and Snow to a visitor from Farnham. His home address was Millhouses, near Sheffield, and he exhibited from there at Leeds the following year.
Forbes, in A Newlyn Retrospect, remarked about May: 'On one occasion having heard of the arrival of a famous draughtsman, I called at the studio which I was told he had just taken. The first thing that caught my eye on the familiar walls was a huge and admirable caricature of my own face and figure. Quite unabashed its author rose to greet me, and this was my first introduction to Phil May.'
Born on 22 April, 1864, Leeds (GRO), at age twelve May became a scene painter in Leeds, joined a travelling theatre company, and later worked as an illustrator in London and then Australia (1885-88) and Paris before joining the staff of Punch in 1895. By 1893 he had produced Newlyn-based work. His lively and expressive style was worked mainly in pen, ink and wash. His best cartoons are of cheeky London street urchins. The artist died on 5 August, 1903 at the age of thirty-nine in London (GRO).