Newlyn

Browse works by location, where the subject or artist has a connection with the area in and around Newlyn.

The Newlyn school was pioneered by Stanhope Forbes, Frank Bramley and Walter Langley who settled there in the early 1880s and is famous for plein-air social realism, with the local fishing community providing a large proportion of the subject matter. It attracted many influential artists who had worked in Brittany (in the Pont Aven, Quimperle and Concarneau areas) where the post-impressionists had established an active and vibrant artist colony around the 1860s. Stanhope Forbes established a school of art in the town that produced the next generation of artists. The Newlyn art scene thrived throughout the modern era through artists such as Michael Canney and continues to this day through an array of exciting contemporary artists.

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