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.
Dee May lives in Helston and is a member of Lizard Art Co-operative. She studied at Falmouth School of Art in the 1960s, subsequently working as a photographer in London. Since returning to Cornwall she has exhibited with the Three Spires and has had a solo exhibition at Helston Museum.
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).
An oil painting by this artist, Restronguet Creek Tin Works 1874, is in the fine art collection of the Royal Cornwall Museum.
A freelance artist and glass painter, Mayer exhibited at the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851.
It seems very likely that he toured the West Country (and Penwith) in the year 1852, when he presented at exhibition a West Penwith subject. In 1853 he toured Wales and the Cotswolds with sketchpad and watercolours - Sept/October. He went into partnership with Thomas Baillie in 1854. The firm produced several hundred stained glass windows throughout the UK as well as overseas.
Mayer was also an early and keen amateur photographer and Photographic Society member from 1854.
Mark was born and raised in Cornwall and worked in Bristol for some years before returning to West Cornwall where he is now based in Hayle. He can be commissioned by firms, individuals, and projects, and regularly produced tutorials for magazines and IT publications such as Advanced Photoshop and Computer Arts magazines.
He has won awards for his work and exhibits at IPEX, NEC, Birmingham.
Born in Surinam, South America, the artist may be the Harriette Maynard who visited Newlyn in 1883 with Annie Hodge THOMAS, as they were neighbours in London at the time. However, there are two Miss H (M) Maynards identified in J & G: both London-based, and this artist may be either one. She gave a Newlyn working address in 1897, and in 1898 signed the Glanville letter about artists' concerns around proposed building development in St Ives.
In 1902 a Miss Maynard exhibited and sold Sea Lavender at NAG. Harriet Maynard died on 27 July, 1906, age fifty-six, at St Stephens in Launceston, Cornwall (GRO).