Born in Essex, the artist gained a BA(Hons) degree in glass and ceramics at Middlesex Polytechnic (1976). In the early 1980s, Norman Stuart Clarke and his family moved from London to West Cornwall. He had been working with the glass-blowing studios of Peter Leyton and others in the East End.
His first studio was established at Praze an Beeble near Camborne, where he set up his kilns, demonstrated his work on open days and exhibited his beautifully blown and coloured art glass. The beautiful effects he was able to achieve reminded of Tiffany and beyond into creations avidly collected by aficionados of handmade-blown glass, vases, bowls, paperweights and sculptures. By the 1990s Clark moved his studio to nearby St Erth, turning out an impressive volume of work, and taking student-apprentices.
He was always generous in his willingness to display the techniques he employed, and also in his gifts to charitable auctions and sales of work. Norman left Cornwall in 2004 to live and work in France, and since that time has moved again, the latest notice being Romania.
Lady Edna Clarke Hall has a work in the permanent collection at the Falmouth Art Gallery entitled 'Denis and Laura BOWDEN, Gillan Creek', which is a watercolour and pencil, 31 x 26 cms. and depicts a girl with her young brother from a rear (lying) view as if the children are reading something together, in the sun and sand. You will find it on the net at FAMAG 2006.37 (http://fag.looksystems.net/Collection/2006.37).
In 2006, an exhibition of her watercolours, entitled 'Cornish Summers at Gillan Creek 1915-1925' was held at Abbott and Holder, 30 Museum Street, London. The entire exhibition is recorded on line at www.duffdoodles.com/clarkehall06/clarkehall.html
In 1853 this artist painted an oil on canvas view of St Michael's Mount (18 x 32 inches), a dramatic seascape in stormy weather, clearly demonstrating Turner's influence. No further information available, but this appears to be the same artist (listed separately) as Clarkson STANFIELD, a name he may have used alternatively.
Born in London, the son of a Danish painter and sculptor, Clausen attended evening classes at the South Kensington Schools whilst training with a firm of decorators by day, and did not become a full time painter until 1871, when he acted as assistant to the painter Edwin Long.
In 1882, Clausen was painting in Quimperle at the same time as Stanhope FORBES, and like many others was much impressed by Bastien-Lepage, who he met and about whom he wrote. He was also much influenced by his work with the Hague School. In 1886, Clausen was one of the 'discontents' [fed-up with the fustiness and in-crowd at the RA] who, including several of the Newlyn colony, joined together to create the New English Art Club. The Chantrey Bequest purchased his work The Girl at the Gate (1889) for the Nation, marking the highpoint of Bastien-Lepage's influence upon him.
'A much younger [than Frederic LEIGHTON] but still eminent artist who is not of the Newlyn School sent 3 small pictures to the opening exhibition of NAG in 1895, two being works and studies of a boy and girl, charming, fresh, pure, as far removed as possible from conventional insipidity, and the third, Study of sky, an artists' picture, seemingly painted under the influence of Moré.' (Hardie 1995)
He expanded his repertoire, allowing for new influences and directions, continuing with rustic subjects but tackling larger scale work, murals and latterly moving strongly into watercolours. In the post-WWI poster art revival for the rejuvenation of the London Underground and railways, Clausen, along with Samuel John Lamorna BIRCH and Cayley ROBINSON, contributed designs and landscape art for advertising hoardings and other popular presentations. He became Master and Professor of Painting at the RA Schools.
The artist was born near Bilston, Staffordshire and married Louis Augustus SARGENT. They lived at Tallandside, St Ives, and her portrait in miniature was painted by Mabel Maud DOUGLAS and displayed at the St Ives Show Day of 1920. Otherwise it is known that she exhibited at the RA (8) and also in shows at the Society of Women Artists. She maintained a sending-in address in London during the decade in which she showed her work.
A pupil of the FORBES SCHOOL in 1927. This is not Katherine Evelyn Clayton as suggested previously, as by this year KE was already married to Louis Sargent and living elsewhere.
Addresses for this artist are listed by Johnson & Greutzner as in Liverpool (1891 and 1916), Cemaes Bay, Anglesea (1907) and Wallasey, Cheshire (1928). It appears that a primary exhibition location was Liverpool where he showed work on 42 occasions.
A watercolour by Clayton titled Newlyn was found for sale at Elford Fine Art, Tavistock in 2005. But no information as yet is found for time spent in Cornwall.
Caroline Cleave lives in Port Isaac. Her popular designs, based on themes of sustainable fishing, coast and countryside, are licensed by Emma Ball and distributed nationally.
Beach Scene (acrylic on canvas), an abstract painting of the sea and horizon by this artist, is part of the collection at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
Margritt Clegg was born in Bremen, Germany and moved to the UK in 1965. During the 1980s she obtained degrees in Fine Art and Printmaking from the Wimbledon School of Art and moved to St Ives in 1994.
She has exhibited widely, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Local exhibiting venues have included the Rainyday Gallery in Penzance and the Millennium Gallery in St Ives. Her work has been featured in various publications including 'Another View : Art in St Ives' by Marion Whybrow.
Her work, St Ives, Cornwall, is mentioned by F Ruhrmund in his review of the 2011 NSA exhibition, 'Uncharted Landscapes', held at the Mariners' chapel gallery, St Ives.
The artist is listed as a member of NSA (2009 list). She was selected as an exhibitor for the 2010 Open Art Exhibition, which launched the 4th annual Newlyn Arts Festival.
Clemence works from the Old Board School Studios in Newlyn. Her subjects are drawn from people and places around Penzance.
An enamel craftsman who attended the Enameling Class at Newlyn as a teenager, learning from Reginald Thomas DICK, Clemens continued to make jewellery as a hobby, mostly for his wife and family, whilst carrying on his father's trade as a marine smith on the North Pier.
His work was exhibited by the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society at Camborne, and was awarded a certificate of merit in 1908. He also worked in silver and copper, and it was he who assisted Tom BATTEN in making the copper galleon on the roof of the Seaman's Mission in 1911.
Cleves is listed as a regular exhibitor at the Lander Gallery, Truro (2011). No further detail at present.
Clifford painted a portrait of William M Pryce (1735-1790) that is held by the RCM, Truro. Based on this oil on copper painting J Basire was to create a line engraving, copies of which are in the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, and as reproduced in Pryce's Mineralogia Cornubiensis reprints. Pryce was a surgeon, mineralogist and antiquary born at Redruth.
Oil painting with this signature of St Ives Harbour, was observed in The Chapel Street Bookshop, in February 2011. Nothing is currently known about the artist - information welcome.
Born on 12 July 1867 in Bolton, Greater Manchester (GRO), his addresses consecutively were Hulme, Lancashire (1882), Bolton, Lancashire (1890) and North Wales (1895). No specific information is known about his time spent in Cornwall.
The painting known to have a Newlyn title was dated 1899, and is currently housed in Manchester City Art Gallery. His titles include another Newlyn title (in the Walker Gallery, Liverpool) and Home from the Fields. He died in Llandudno, Conway, Wales at age 75, on 3 February 1943 (GRO).
Born in Bromley, and educated at the Nautical College, Pangbourne, he also studied under Borlase SMART, and married the painter Jean MAIN. A great lover of the sea, he lived on his yacht White Heather, which was normally based at Brockenhurst in Hampshire. Although he came to Newlyn on her in 1950, his sending-in address remained at Brockenhurst.
She was the wife of Alfred COCHRANE. They lived at Parc-an-Carne, St Ives.
Married to fellow artist Taka COCHRANE, they lived at Parc-an-Carne, St Ives. He specialised in landscapes, detailed interiors, and delicate and refined still life painting. He was elected a founder member of STISA, and agreed to the role of Secretary in 1928, no-one else at the AGM having volunteered for this important but arduous task. He resigned his position in 1933 due to ill health, but continued to exhibit.
William Cock is one of three infants of that name born in the Camborne area in 1866. The most likely family is as the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cock of Edward Street, Tuckingmill. He had a long career of over 50 years (1878 - 1932) working in the engineering works of Messrs Holman Bros, certainly by 1901 as a draughtsman in their Art and Publicity department at Camborne.
In 1890 he married Alice Tangye Bryant in the Redruth RD of which Camborne was a part. Their son William Garstin COCK (later COX) who was named by his father in tribute to the artist Norman GARSTIN of the Newlyn School, was born in 1892. Although the timing is uncertain, William changed the family name to Cox during the next decade. When his daughter, Iris Winifred was born in 1896 she was registered as COX although the family were still recorded as COCK at the time of the 1901 census. Ten years later they had become COX.
William Cock developed a considerable reputation locally as an artist and painted four portraits of mining and engineering worthies, that are held by the RCM, Truro. He was probably commissioned by the Holman family while working for them as the paintings, like those of J C BURROW are of men important to Cornwall's mining heritage: Captain Charles Thomas (1794-1868), John Henry Holman (1853-1908), John Holman (1819-1890) and Nicholas Holman (1777-1862).
In 1903 William Cox presented two of his large oil paintings to Camborne Free Library to be hung in the Reading Room. Although William is still described as a draughtsman in 1911 both his son, Garstin and his daughter are recorded as Art School Students.
William is mentioned as an artist in an exhibition review of March 1912. He and his son shared a studio in St Andrews Street, St Ives, from as early as February 1907. They called it the 'Beach Studio'. [Tovey p129, St Ives 1860-1930]. Though he worked for Holman's Engineering, William was an accomplished amateur and continued to paint together with his son until the impending Great War came into focus, causing them both to work in munitions to make ends meet.
He studied under John Noble BARLOW, as did his son. He also exhibited at the RCPS Falmouth in 1920. He survived his son who had died six years before, dying in 1939 with his probable death recorded in the Bodmin RD.
Cockcroft is 'intrigued by the forms of the natural world, growth and decay, transitions from one state to another.'
She lived in St Ives, working from The Hutch Sudio between 1901-1910, though not exhibiting until later (1911-1920).
A painter in acrylics, Ali Cockrean studied at Central St Martins College of Art & Design, and the Slade School of Fine Art. Her expressionist landscapes can be found in collections across the world including Europe, Hong Kong, the USA and Canada. She has undertaken a number of private commissions, and was featured on BBC TV in 2012 after she was commissioned to paint the Queen's Jubilee River Pageant live from London's Millennium Bridge.
Cockrean moved to Cornwall in 2015. She is an art tutor to adults and children, and offers talks and demonstrations on her subject. She works as a freelance tutor for Truro Arts.