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This is a remarkable story of the colony of artists who were inspired by the people, landscape and light of West Cornwall. Now internationally celebrated, they are forever to be associated with the small fishing ports of Newlyn and St Ives. Arriving from the artists' colonies of France, the Barbizon and Pont-Aven, and the painting schools of London and Paris, they set up their studios in the cottages and net lofts overlooking the sea. Here they painted; their subjects centred on the working life and conditions of the people they lived amongst, and the stark beauty of the rugged Cornish landscape. Challenging the accepted styles of the Victorian masters, their bold work, full of light and colour, often drew upon the working life of the fishermen and their families, recording the tragedies and simple pleasures of their lives. In The Shining Sands, Tom Cross records the life and work of these artists, from the earliest arrivals in the 1870s, through to the decade following the Second World War. In this period the artists' colonies grew into one of the most significant art movements of recent times, the influences of which reverberate even today. The Shining Sands includes such artists as Walter Langley, Frank Bramley, Stanhope Forbes, Norman Garstin, Elizabeth Forbes, Lamorna Birch, Laura Knight, Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood. The author describes the events and circumstances behind many of the paintings, adding a further dimension to the appreciation of these fine works.
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Tom Cross trained at the Slade School in London and then spent two years travelling and painting in Italy and France on Rome and French government scholarships. On his return he worked in Wales as Assistant Director of the Welsh Arts Council and later became Senior Lecturer in Painting at Reading University. In 1976 he became Principal of the Falmouth School of Art, a post which he held until 1987
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR007441210
Book Description Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, England, 1994. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good (+). No marks or inscriptions. Crease across front covers, none to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. 224pp. A study of the life and work of the artists who were inspired by the people, landscape and light of West Cornwall and who arrived from the artists' colonies of France from the 1870s onwards. We do not use stock photos, the picture displayed is of the actual book for sale. Every one of our books is in stock in the UK ready for immediate delivery. Size: 9.75 x 7.25 inches. Seller Inventory # 021092
Book Description Westcountry Books / The Lutterworth Press, Tiverton / Cambridge, 1994. Soft Cover. Condition: Near Fine. First Paperback Edition. 224 pages, 200 illustrations, including almost 100 colour illustrations. Records the life and work of the colony of artists who were inspired by the people, landscape and light of West Cornwall. Well illustrated, describes the events and circumstances behind the making of many of the paintings, adding a further dimension to our appreciation of these fine works. Size: 9 3/4" x 7 1/4". Seller Inventory # 000531
Book Description Lutterworth Press, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0718829263
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Book Description Lutterworth Press, 1995. Soft Cover. Condition: As New. signed and dedictaed by author. Seller Inventory # 001523