David Tovey - 'Artists’ and Writers’ Homes and Gardens in the early years of the Lamorna Art Colony'

Jun 05 2016 15:00 - 16:00

No 8, 8 Westgate St, PL15 7AB Launceston


In the years 1912-4, a number of artists, such as Harold and Laura Knight, Alfred and Florence Munnings, Frank and Jessica Heath, Benjamin and Bell Leader and Charles and Ella Naper, decided to set up home, alongside John Lamorna Birch, in the Lamorna Valley. Several of these artists built new homes on agricultural land, and so needed to apply themselves to both house and garden design. Drawing on archival material collected by the Lamorna Society and the writings of Lamorna residents, Cecily Sidgwick and Charles Marriott, Cornish art historian, David Tovey, who is also Editor of the Lamorna Society’s magazine, The Flagstaff, looks at the homes, studios, gardens and lifestyle of this charismatic group of artists.

photo: Cecily Sidgwick’s second Lamorna home, Trewoofe Orchard

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