Born on 15 June 1846, London (GRO), the artist exhibited a painting with a Newlyn title at the Institute of Painters in Oil Colours in 1895. His working address from which he exhibited in the period from 1880-1906 (J&G), was at Haverstock Hill, London. Christopher Wood, following Graves, states an earlier set of exhibiting dates, being 1870-93 (RA works in 1883 and 84). This conflict is somewhat puzzling, but has not been researched at this time. Both ranges are within the artist's lifetime. Harry Tuck died in London, age 68, on 4 February 1915 (GRO).
Tess Tucker began to paint seriously in the 1990s, as an antidote to her job as an inner city probation officer in Germany. The subject of women formed the focus of her subject matter initially, and while this remains a major interest, her work now also encompasses abstract and figurative landscapes.
Nowadays she divides her time between Cornwall and the Languedoc in southern France. She is a member of Lizard Art Co-operative.
Trevor Tucker was born in Bexley, Kent. He took a diploma in Art and Design at Ravensbourne College of Art, Bromley, which led to a degree in commercial design. In 1987 he moved to Lostwithiel in Cornwall with a view to painting full-time. There he opened his own gallery and began to paint expressionist landscapes. Trevor's work has been exhibited at Veryan Galleries.
William Tudor was the Principal of the Penzance School of Art at the time of the School's Staff Group Exhibition of their various works at the Newlyn Art Gallery in the summer of 1982.
After leaving the Royal Navy, Tudor had become a lecturer at the High Wycombe College of Art & Design, and began to exhibit his work. Venues included the RA, the NEAC, the RSBA and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. He was well-liked and respected during his period of tenure. A photo likeness of Bill is included in Hardie (1995, p199).
Richard Tuff is both an accomplished painter and printmaker. Having completed his studies at Winchester School of Art, Richard moved to Cornwall at the end of 1988 and began to concentrate on his paintings. He printed his first silkscreen with Coriander Studios in 1993 and transferred his gouache technique very successfully to the new medium. Since then his prints have gone from strength to strength with demand outstripping supply. His landscapes go beyond the traditional and demonstrate an interest in interlocking abstract areas in subtle tones. His compositions are coloured in harmonious hues that cleverly capture the effects of light.
Richard often paints Cornish harbours and towns, each time evoking the essence of the West Country and its coastline. In the past his influences came from further afield, in the harbours and bazaars of Morocco and the street scenes of Brazil, where the emphasis remained on colours and light. However, like so many artists before him, the lure of Cornwall is very strong. It continues to be his greatest source of inspiration and his home.
Molly Tufnell's work 'explores issues relating to processes and patterns that form the natural world.'
Born in Nottinghamshire, Alan Tugwell moved to Cornwall in 2004 to pursue his artistic career in wood sculpture. His foraging and rescueing of odd timbers and interesting trunks of wood which he allows to emerge as fine sculptural pieces under his patient hands, are well deserving of distinguished surroundings. Work shown on his website is primarily of the human form, however in the past two years additional work has become abstract and evocative of the landscape in shape and texture. His studio is at Morvah.
Though not as yet showing his work very widely, he is preparing currently for his third exhibition at the Morvah Schoolhouse in 2012. His second exhibition there in 2009 was a virtual sell-out, and in 2011 he exhibited six major pieces at the Open Gardens Arts & Crafts Show, in aid of ACE (Aid Conservation through Education) held at the Jamieson Library, Newmill, Penzance.
Born on 12 June 1858, York (GRO). Soon after his birth, due to ill health, the family made a move to Falmouth. After attending a Quaker school at Weston Super Mare, where his friendship with Arthur TANNER began, Tuke studied at the Slade with Edward J POYNTER (1875).
Meantime, in 1867 at the age of 9, he began to show art work at the RCPS at Falmouth, and continued to do so until 1904 (in 1899 he became its Vice-President). Tuke was awarded a three-year Slade scholarship by Alphonse Legros (1877), and his life-long friendship with Thomas Cooper GOTCH developed from there. He worked in Florence (1880) and in Paris 1881-3, under J P Laurens, where Gotch also joined him.
On his return to England, he settled back in Cornwall: first at Newlyn, already a centre for French-style plein-air painting where he also made a great friend of William Ayerst INGRAM, and later in Falmouth, where he purchased a boat and his sea-studio came into being. In that same year (1886) he was one of the artists helping to found the New English Art Club. Most of his work reflected his love of sailing ships, knowledge of the sea and sunlight. He also painted male nudes, usually boys posed on sunlit beaches.
His painting All Hands to the Pumps! was purchased by the Chantrey Bequest (1889), as was August Blue (1894). Ingram, Gotch and Tuke together formed the 'Society of Country Painters' in 1907. In 1910 at NAG he sold Bathing. The highly regarded Henry Scott Tuke, always a stalwart of the artists' communities, died on 13 March 1929, age 70, at Falmouth. The longtime interest and devotion of Brian D Price and John F Tonkin, RCPS, Falmouth, in curating, transcribing diaries, and collating the Tuke Collection is acknowledged with admiration and thanks.
Born in Wood Lane, Falmouth (24 February 1861), Maria was the sister of the artist Henry Scott TUKE. As a child she was educated privately with the Fox children (Caroline FOX and Anna Maria FOX), and then further at Weston-super-Mare. While her brother studied at the Slade her family moved to London, but she was not allowed the same privileges as he, despite an innate talent for art. She befriended a number of her brother's friends, including Thomas Cooper GOTCH, and despite no formal training painted landscape and portrait subjects, mainly in watercolour.
She married Dr Harrington Sainsbury in 1899, with whom she had four children. She continued to paint after her marriage, signing her work MTS. Her shipping watercolours are similar to those of her brother, and she was with him at his cottage overlooking Swanpool in Falmouth when he died. As Maria Tuke Sainsbury, she wrote a book about her brother Henry Scott TUKE, RA, RWS: A Memoir (1933).
A Quaker by birth and up-bringing as were the Fox family, Maria converted to Catholicism after the death of her husband, and spent her last years in a Catholic Convent on the Bayswater Road, London. She died on 15 August 1947 in Richmond-upon-Thames, aged 86. Five of her works, all watercolours and all from Private collections, were exhibited at the Falmouth Group Show of Women Artists in 1996.