Newlyn & Lamorna Artists 1900-1955

Course Introduction

This course continues the history of Newlyn art with the Forbes School of Painting which ran from 1899 – 1939 with over 200 students. Individual lectures focus on some of the School’s students including Dod and Ernest Procter. Other artists who met at the School such as Ruth and Charles Simpson and Jill and Geoffrey Garnier are also analysed. In addition, the work of one of Cornwall’s own sons, Harold Harvey is surveyed. In addition there is a  study of the influential Samuel John Lamorna Birch, who was a leader in Cornish landscape painting.

We also look at the art and lives of visitors to the Lamorna  Valley and in particular Alfred Munnings, Laura and Harold Knight and the unfortunate story of Florence Carter-Wood fictionalised in ‘Summer in February’. The course ends with lecture on the art made for  the vicar of St. Hilary Church, the Rev. Bernard Walke by his wife Annie and some of the other Newlyn artists.

Artists in this course:

  • Stanhope Forbes
  • Lamorna Birch
  • Jill & Geoffrey Garnier
  • Harold Harvey
  • Laura & Harold Knight
  • Alfred Munnings
  • Dod & Ernest Procter
  • Charles & Ruth Simpson
  • Annie Walke

This course consists of 8 x 1 hour lectures on video.

A list of artists included in each lecture and a Further Reading list will be sent via email with the links to each lecture for you to watch on YouTube once you have paid.

Payment Details

Cost: £80 for all 8x 1 hour lectures. Pay with PayPal

Or buy the individual lectures below for £12 each.

If you prefer to pay by cheque or BACS please email Catherine 

The Lectures

he Forbes School of painting Art History Course
The Forbes School of Painting  (1899 – 1939)


Harold Harvey - A Cornish painter
Harold Harvey – A Cornish painter and friends 


Dod Procter RA and Ernest Procter
Dod Procter RA and Ernest Procter


Jill and Geoffrey Garnier, Charles and Ruth Simpson
Famous Husbands and Talented Wives – Jill and Geoffrey Garnier, Charles and Ruth Simpson


Samuel John Lamorna Birch
Samuel John Lamorna Birch RA (1869 – 1955) A Leader in Cornish Landscape painting


Cornish art colony - Art Course
Love, Art and Tragedy – Close encounters in a Cornish art colony


Artists of the Lamorna Valley
A Peaceful Haven – Artists of the Lamorna Valley 1890 – 1955


Art in a Cornish Church - Art History Course
8. Art in a Cornish Church – Annie Walke and Newlyn artists paintings in St. Hilary Church


Image credits: Lecture 1. Students at the Forbes School (photo), Lecture 2. Harold Harvey, Lecture 3. Dod Procter, Lecture 4. Charles and Ruth Simpson Wedding (Photo) Lecture 5. S.J.Lamorna Birch Lecture 6. Sir A.J.Munnings, Lecture 7. Frank G.Heath, Lecture 8. Annie Walke