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Guy WORSDELL

1908—1978

A painting, The Glacier's Lances (1964) an abstract oil on board, is part of the permanent collection of Cornwall Council.

Guy is termed a Cornish painter in the on-line biography of the artist group called the Free Painters and Sculptors (1952-1992) when it appears that he served on its executive and selecting/hanging committees.  This group which became known as the Free Painters Group showed widely in London and France.  Other Cornish artists participating at some periods were Sheila OLINER and the late Paul MOUNT.

Worsdell lived in St Ives in the 1960s.  More information is sought.

Miss WORTHING

A pupil of the FORBES SCHOOL in 1936.

Tony WORTHINGTON

Tony Worthington has exhibited his raku ceramics at Waterside Gallery, St Mawes.

Bobby WOTNOT

Bobby Wotnot is an abstract artist and musician who moved to St Ives in 2010. He has worked as an Adult Education tutor in art and guitar, and is a member of the Barnoon Workshop in St Ives.

Arthur WRAGG

1903—1976

The artist was born near Manchester and studied at the Sheffield School of Art from 1916. 

His initial work in London was in illustrating for magazines from 1923, but in 1924 according to biographer Judy Brook, he was living in Polperro, Cornwall in the home of the publishing house for which he was working in return for board and lodging. The illustrations that he was producing, at this time, were for postcards that have come to be known as CORNISH LITANY POSTCARDS.  The distinguishing feature of this 'tourist art cards' is that they carry the following legend: 'From Ghoulies & Ghosties/And long-leggetty beasties/And things that go bump in the night/Good Lord deliver us!'

Why this ditty is connected to Cornwall is unknown, and similar ditties are found in Devon and Scotland and other West Country destinations on boxes, cups and other artefacts. The illustrations are of beastly images, goblins and other endearing though outlandish figures, perhaps referencing some old Celtic horror stories, a bedtime prayer or moral tales for children. Other known illustrators of this postcard genre was one Stanley T CHAPLIN, about whom nothing is known, and the Polperro artist and historian Alice C BIZLEY (nee Butler).

A recent article in the Postcard World Magazine, Nov/Dec 2011 explores the topic of the craft community in Polperro in the 1920s. 'The Cornish Litany is referred to as one of their first and best selling items. The publication boasted of the artwork of Arthur Wragg in their souvenir line of pokerwork and postcards.'  It appears, however, that the success of the Frederick Thomas Nettleinghame venture (he the publisher) was fairly shortlived as his business as an art dealer, carried on at the Scala Hall, Torquay, Devon and The House on the Props, Polperro were in receipt of bankruptcy orders under the Bankruptcy Acts of 1914 and 1926.

Wragg went on to be a versatile draughtsman, illustrating such books as Cranford (1947) and Moll Flanders (1948) and biblical subjects such as The Song of Songs (1952) and working for magazines such as Woman's Pictorial. (Long list in Peppin & Micklethwait.)

 

Carl WRAGGE

Mentioned in Whybrow's 1921-39 list of artists in and around St Ives.

Peter WRAY

Peter Wray is an innovative printmaker with a considerable international reputation as an artist-printmaker.  He is one of the UK's foremost exponents of collagraph/carborundum printing.  In 2009, together with his partner and fellow artist Judy COLLINS, he moved from York to Penzance, re-locating 'Handprint Studio' to Trewidden Gardens. He has 35 years' experience as a teacher.

Wray is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.  He has exhibited widely throughout Britain and abroad, and his work is held in several prestigious private, public and corporate collections.

 

Lisa WRIGHT

1965—

Wright trained in art at Maidstone College of Art and at the RA Schools, London. A member of the NSA, she is also a senior lecturer in Fine Art at Falmouth University, living nearby in a former chapel in Helston. In 2003 she was winner of the Hunting Art Prize and in 2009 she won the National Open Art Competition. Wright was awarded a two year residency with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2008. In 2013 she became joint winner of the prestigious Threadneedle Prize with 'The Guilty's Gaze on the Innocent'. She is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy summer shows.

Wright is a tutor at Newlyn School of Art (2016).

Michelle WRIGHT

Michelle Wright studied at Wimbledon School of Art. She started her career as a theatrical costumier and designer working in Edinburgh and at the National Theatre, London. She has lived in St Ives for thirty years and finds the town a constant source of inspiration. She says: 'Although I draw and paint I get the most satisfaction out of printmaking as it combines art with craft. There is something very exciting about working on a plate, putting it through a press then peeling back the paper to see what has been produced.'

She has exhibited at the Glasshouse Gallery.

Peter WRIGHT (Sculptor)

Sculptor, based near Truro, who specialised in architectural ceramics, murals and reliefs: 'because when using ceramics one can create a permanent work of art using applied colour as well as natural colour.'