Arthur Romney GREEN

Arthur Romney GREEN

Based in Christchurch, Dorset, this woodworker and artist exhibited in the Summer Exhibition of 1928 with wood-carvings and inlaid woodwork at NAG. He was known as a designer of furniture in the Arts and Crafts tradition, and a socialist of the William Morris variety. In the following year at NAG (1929) he exhibited carvings in walnut.

He wrote for The New Age, from its beginning. In 1901 he published a volume of poems, and a biography covering his extraordinarily varied life, Life to the Lees by Susan Elkin, was published in 2004 (Christchurch: Natula Publications). Amongst his close friends were other West Cornwall connections, Bertrand RUSSELL,  Phil Whiting and other artists.

A correspondent writes: Romney Green's Cornwall contacts include Robin NANCE (2nd from left in the photo of Green and his workmen taken in 1927 and in Susan Elkin's book Life to the Lees). Nance afterwards set up his own furniture business at St Ives.



Designer and woodworker; furniture maker, poet and writer

works and access

Works include: Polperro; Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island; Boats and boatman, St Ives Harbour


NAG July-September 1928 (Inlaid Woodwork); 1929 (Woodcarving)



misc further info



The Cornishman 10 Jul 1929

Allen Literary and artistic figures of Christchurch

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall;

Dorset Council Website