The Cream of Cornish Art Collections: Penlee House, Falmouth Art Gallery and the Royal Cornwall Museum (RIC) (Lecture and/or Study Day).
These Cornish galleries/museums specialize in works by artists from the Newlyn and Lamorna Schools such as H.S.Tuke, Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Harold Harvey, Lamorna Birch etc. But they also have major works by other British artists including Burne-Jones, J.W.Waterhouse, Laura Knight, and Alfred Munnings. This lecture shows the highlights of these collections alongside more recent acquisitions of modern and contemporary artists including Ben Nicholson, John Miller, W. Barns-Graham, Fred Yates, Kurt Jackson and Bryan Pearce. We also look at some of the decorative arts in these collections including Newlyn Copper and Crysede textiles as well as automata.
From Fertiliser to Fine Art :
Alfred De Pass (1861 - 1952) 50 years of philanthropy.
This lecture surveys the art donations made by the extraordinary philanthropist Alfred De Pass (1861 – 1952) whose generosity to the galleries and museums of the UK has enriched the nation’s artistic heritage but has mainly gone unrecognised. For nearly 50 years he donated not just paintings but drawings, prints, ceramics, bronze sculptures, furniture and coins to many art galleries and museums in the South West including Falmouth, Truro, Plymouth and Bristol. This lecture highlights of the paintings and drawings from these collections along side his donations made to the National Gallery, The Tate and The National Portrait gallery.