The second son of Walter Elmer SCHOFIELD, born in Southport, Lancashire in 1901 shortly after his parents had settled in England. He obtained an MA in History at Christ's College, Cambridge then trained at the Slade in the early 1920s and went on to an extended trip to America, France and Spain.
Undoubtedly influenced by his father, a landscape painter in impressionist (plein air) style, he nevertheless decided to pursue a career in farming, studying agriculture at Seale Hayne College, Devon. On one of the family visits to Cornwall, he and his father had stolen a glimpse of Godolphin House which left a lasting impression. Farming in Suffolk when he heard in 1937 that it was for sale, he set off for Cornwall immediately and bought it.
In 1938 his parents moved in and Sidney, taking up his paints again, joined STISA at the same time as his father. His best work from this time is a series of portraits of St Ives fishermen. He fell in love with Herbert LANYON's daughter, Mary, who had also joined STISA (as an associate) in 1938. They were married in 1940. Shortly afterwards Sidney volunteered for war service, and at the end of hostilities, in 1945, he was raised to full member of STISA.
He rarely painted thereafter as the rescue and repair of Godolphin House became his principal passion (see Mary SCHOFIELD, who took up the wand). The major restoration works at Godolphin, led by Mary and their family following his death, and now the National Trust, will stand as a lasting tribute to their joint vision.
'One of the founders of American landscape painting', according to Cross, Schofield was born in Philadelphia and trained at Pennsylvania Academy and Julien's Academy, Paris. He arrived in St Ives in 1903 and remained for four years. While in St Ives he was awarded the Carnegie Gold Medal, and received a large cash prize at the National Arts Club of New York.
He travelled and exhibited widely, especially in USA (where he retained his US citizenship), but also moved back and forth at will to Cornwall. He married an English wife, Murielle Redmayne.
With Julius OLSSON he painted at Dieppe, and with Alfred EAST in 1905 he served on the International Jury of the Carnegie Institute (for the awarding of the prestigious Carnegie Medal). Joining as a private in the British Army in 1915, and taking part in the Battle of the Somme, he left with the rank of Major. His son, Sidney Elmer SCHOFIELD purchased historic Godolphin Manor at Breage, Cornwall, and he and the family moved there in later life, and he subsequently died there.
In 2007 the National Trust purchased Godolphin House and Garden, both Grade 1 listed and from May 2010 until July 2011 conserved and restored the house which is now open to the public on 6 days each month from February - October except
Having always been fascinated by colour and light, Zoe Schoning began to work in fused glass in the early 2000s. She moved to Cornwall in 2012, settling in Mullion on the Lizard peninsula where, coincidentally, her great-aunt was involved in the setting up of the Marconi Project. Zoe's work has been shown widely and she has recently exhibited in the Far East. She holds glass workshops in the Gallery Anthony on the Lizard.
Artist known to be actively painting from 1885-1932, and of British origin. Identified due to watercolour exhibited at auction in 2008. No further detail known at present.
Carol Scott was born and brought up in London. Both her parents were writers, and many family holidays were spent in Cornwall. Carol went to RADA and then for twenty years worked in theatre and television management. In 1986 she moved to Cornwall to become a farmer and potter. Self taught, her early influences were every potter's work she came across. Now established, her influences continue to be eclectic, but from a wider range of design and from nature. Her work is intended for daily use. She no longer exhibits, selling her work only through galleries.
Born and brought up in Sunderland, it was there that he attended the College of Art, and met his future wife, Patricia. He was also the brother of the artist Eric SCOTT.
A familiar and much-missed figure of the Penzance arts community, Colin kept his studio in the town centre, close by the Penzance School of Art in which he taught and inspired hundreds of students through the years. His prodigious talent meant that he could create paintings in all genres, and excelled in all. His encouragement to pupils was legendary, and at the Penzance Arts Club, and the Penzance School of English (where he also tutored for many years) his talents as a teacher were always noted and appreciated.
For some years he was a principal partner in the artists' exhibiting circle at the Victoria Studios. He also exhibited at Rainyday Gallery, Penzance.
Gunnis notes that his tablets are carefully carved and carried out. Examples of his work include those commemorating James Pascoe 1813 and Philothea Thompson 1825, at Gulval; William Nicholls 1815 at Madron; Mary Harrison 1820 and John Rogers 1821 at Helston.