Adamson's exhibition record at Newlyn began as early as 1903, exhibiting Perran after Storm, and took up again with the first opening exhibition after WWI, in the summer of 1921 when she exhibited Moorland Sketch. In the first exhibition to include crafts at NAG (December 1924) she presented a group of Illuminations.
Serving on the NSA Committee, she also exhibited in 1926 and the spring of 1927 (unspecified hung artwork). In 1928 at the Summer Craft show, she like Mary OLDHAM exhibited bookplates and woodcuts, as well as paintings Landewednack and The Shaft on the Cliffs, before being listed as an Artist Subscriber to the Gallery from 1933-37.
In the minutes of the Annual Meeting of the NSA in the spring of 1936, Miss Adamson addressed the Management Committee with a request to provide greater wall space for craftworkers. However, this idea was discussed and unanimously rejected, despite the previous suggestion, at the same meeting, that the Crafts Committee (Ella Louise NAPER, Miss Churchill-Tayler [Assis. Curator] and Reginald Thomas DICK being that group) should endeavour to obtain new craftworkers to present new crafts for exhibition. 'This was not a concern for the painters.'
Born in Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, the son of wealthy barrister Travers V Adamson BA (1827-1897 b Dublin, Ireland, d Eastbourne, Sussex) and Janet Muirhead Stevenson (b Australia), his mother dying nine days after his birth.
The family, by this time his father, step-mother Catherine Synott (1850-1929) and surviving siblings and half-siblings returned in 1888 on the RMS Victoria to England, to live in Kensington, London. In 1894 Adamson married Ethel Farrant, youngest daughter of Mark Farrant, surgeon of Beaufort House, Exeter. A former law student who decided to turn to art, Travers Adamson lived at 1 Penare, Penzance in 1901 and was listed in the Year's Art. His artistic interests and skill are not yet known, and he died at the young age of 41 (GRO, March Qtr 1905).
Their son, Lt Travers Farrant Adamson (c1896-1916) died in the Battle of the Somme in WWI.
Sue has been an instructor at the Penzance School of Art for some years, and exhibits regularly in mixed shows and galleries in the area.
In 2001 she had a solo show of her paintings at the Hypatia Showroom, an interim exhibition space on Market Jew Street, Penzance, which was highly successful.
Sarah Adie is a sculptor based in Lamorna whose carved forms are inspired by nature, dance and the shamanic.
A surrealist artist, born in Buenos Aires, Agar returned with her family to England to attend school at Canford Cliffs, Dorset and Heathfield, Ascot (taught art by Lucy Elizabeth KEMP-WELCH), Tudor Hall, Chislehurst and the Mlles Ozanne's Finishing School, London. She also attended weekly classes at Byam Shaw School of Art and visited the studio of Charles SIMS. She spent a summer at Cap d'Antibes, where she was taught watercolour by William THORNLEY. Both of these artists had worked in West Cornwall previously. From 1921-4 she attended the Slade part-time, where she was taught by Professor Henry TONKS, but in 1925 she destroyed most of her work.
In July of 1937, Agar and her partner Joseph BARD, whom she married in 1940, stayed at Lambe Creek, Cornwall with fellow artists Roland PENROSE, Lee MILLER, Paul ELUARD and Nusch ELUARD [See Penrose]. In 1945, at the end of the WWII, she again visited Cornwall. And in 1960 she made visits to Venice and Cornwall. Shortly before her death, she was elected RA.
Swedish-born (Sundeswall) painter and architect, who studied at Glasgow School of Art (1900), St John's Wood School of Art (1916), and the following year in Munich. He spent most of his artistic life in Britain with Chelsea studios though exhibiting widely. He finally settled in South Africa in 1960, aged 73, where he died the same year. Introduced at STIAC in 1923 (Nov).
Jane trained originally as a nurse at St Thomas' Hospital, London, while also studying art and theatre set design at Morley College in Lambeth (near the Hospital). Her interests were always creative and artistic, and though she did not ever earn a living from her painting, after her retirement from West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance, she spent all of her time in the studio, working with both oils and acrylics, and various forms of mixed media, including collage and tiling.
Especially successful at creating stylish mosaic tiled table tops, her work was often seen in mixed shows and small galleries and sales of work. An admitted amateur, Jane was an outgoing and enthusiastic spinster lady who made friends easily and treated them to great hospitality. An excellent cook, her parties were always peopled with hungry artists and others who were engaged in some form of creative cultural life. A committed Christian, she attended services regularly at Zennor Parish Church and is buried in Zennor Church Yard, beside the grave of the famed artist, Patrick HERON. Special friends of Jane's in life were Rose HILTON, Alix KALMA, and Lamorna KERR amongst many others.