Frank Bodilly, the only Cornishman among the initial group of Newlyn artists, and scion of the old Penzance family of Bodilly was born to Thomas Hacker Bodilly and his wife Elizabeth on 5th December 1860.
Thomas Victor was a well thought of Cornish artist who never travelled beyong Truro despite being offered a scolarship to the Slade.
Richard Pentreath was one of the most accomplished artists of his generation and his works give an invaluable insight into west Cornwall's places and people before the Newlyn School painters were even born.
‘If Mr Walter Langley did not exactly invent Newlyn’, wrote a columnist in the Cornishman, on October 10, 1889, ‘he was the first to make it famous when he migrated from the Midlands.’
The shareholders of Crysede Ltd have every reason to be pleased. Their first annual meeting has been held today, and the story is one of enterprise and hard work rewarded; of good design finding favour; of success.
Conflict between the 'traditionalists' and the 'modernists' at the St Ives Society of Artists in 1948 led to the resignation of 24 modernists and the following year they formed the Penwith Society