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A seven week course looking thematically through time at the rich and diverse fine and decorative art collection housed at Penlee House, Penzance.

Beginning with portraits and people we look behind the faces of local dignitaries and famous personalities from the 18th to the 20th centruies as well as artist's self portraits such as those by Stanhope Forbes, Dod Procter, Fred Hall and Bernard Leach.

The development of Penzance and Newlyn are seen through prints, drawings, watercolours, posters and paintings.

We also look at other landscapes and buildings of Cornwall

The marine and bird life of Cornwall is also represented with paintings by H S Tuke, C N Hemy and E Bouverie Hoyton.

The collection also includes views of European cities by artists such as Albert Goethals as well as artists who came from abroad to paint in Cornwall such as Helene Schjerfbeck.

Penlee has fine examples of Newlyn copper, ceramics and Crysede textiles as well as an extensive photographic archive, which are all surveyed on this course.

Contemporary art works are also included.

Course starting on 3rd February until 14th March (no class on 24th February).

Cost £20 or £140 for 7 weeks (10% discount for Friends of Penlee)

The course also runs virtually. 

To book email (Friends of Penlee memebership number required to claim discount).


Truro Community Library

Union Place

Truro  TR1 1EP