Henry Meynell Rheam (1859-1920)

Born on Merseyside at Birkenhead, the artist studied in Germany, in London at Heatherly's, and in Paris at Julian's Atelier, working primarily in watercolour. He came to Newlyn from Polperro where he first painted in c1890, but may have been present earlier than this. A first cousin of Henry Scott Tuke, Rheam was so pleased with Newlyn that he remained in the area for the rest of his life. The Rheams remained in Newlyn until about 1914 when they moved to West Lodge in Alverton (Penzance).

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