A French artist, who visited St Ives, he was included in the A Century of Art put on by the RCM (? year). At present this entry is speculative only, as we have no further information about him. Contributions welcome.
Born in Amsterdam, the son of a diamond dealer, he moved to England with his family at the age of five, attending various London schools. These included Toynbee Hall, St Martin's and Kennington Art Schools, and the Bolt Court School, where tutors Walter Bayes and Walter Seymour were significant influences. He later became a British subject. Initially a newspaper illustrator, becoming well known for his drypoint etchings, he also illustrated books and designed book covers. As a painter he was best known for his portraits, and he is remembered for his etchings of the British legal system at all levels of operation.
His involvement with St Ives seems to stem from visits in the 1930s, exhibiting with STISA in 1933 and joining the Society in 1936. He returned regularly, spending part of the War there, as many of his RBA exhibits of that time were St Ives scenes. Known as 'Jack', his book cover designs were signed J Abbey or, occasionally, C Morse.
Pat Van der Eyken has lived in Cornwall for thirty years and is much influenced by its light and colours. She has exhibited at the Camel Valley Gallery.
Joyce van der Hoeven was born in the Netherlands, in the village where Van Gogh painted his 'Potato Eaters'. She started training as a florist, later studying graphic design and taking up oil painting. In 1993 while visiting Wales she started carving into granite and realised she had found her medium. In 1999 she moved to Cornwall and began to focus fully on sculpting. Her work has been exhibited at Cornwall Contemporary in Penzance, and she is also represented by the Summerhouse Gallery, Marazion.
Van Dop was born in the Netherlands and moved to Canada at the age of six. In 1968 he gained a degree in Philosophy at the University of Ontario.
He moved to Cornwall in 1973 and set up his own workshop, beginning with the creation of beautiful boxes using different metals - silver, gold, nickel, copper, bronze etc used for colour where appropriate. Pieces are cut-out, soldered, textured, assembled and polished. Each of his pieces is a unique study of nature and/or wildlife and his jewellery is collected and treasured. His work is greatly influenced by the Japanese metal tradition.
The only daughter of Captain Gilbert Mair, Kitty Vane came to England from New Zealand to study painting in London, and with Lamorna BIRCH in Cornwall before the outbreak of WWI, remaining until the 1930s. During that stay she exhibited at NAG in December of 1926.
She travelled widely, returning many times to New Zealand before settling at Matapouri, near Whangarei, becoming best known for landscape paintings. She specialised in South Island mountain and snow scenes, elements of which can be seen in her films. Signed : Hon Mrs Katherine Airini Vane
Birgitta Varcoe was originally from Sweden but has lived in Cornwall for most of her adult life. Her subject matter tends to reflect both Cornish and Swedish landscapes and seascapes. She has exhibited at the Camel Valley Gallery.