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13 September - 22 November 2014                         

Leonard Fuller (1891 - 1973): A Sympathetic Eye

The portrait and still life painter Leonard John Fuller was one of the key figures in the St Ives artistsí colony. His early artistic promise was interrupted by the First World War where he served alongside fellow artist Robert Borlase Smart. Deeply affected by his war experience, Fuller went on to dedicate his life to teaching and painting. In 1938, he founded the internationally renowned St Ives School of Painting with his wife and fellow artist Marjorie Mostyn. This exhibition focuses on Fullerís prolific output throughout his painting career and includes portraits of his St Ives artist friends, alongside a selection of work by his students and associates, including Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Sven Berlin, Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, Marjorie Mostyn and Borlase Smart.

Ground floor galleries: a selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5

Picture credit: 'Studio Haphazard' by Leonard Fuller, Newport Art Gallery ©The Artist's Estate

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29 November 2014 - 10 January 2015                       

Penlee Inspired

Penlee Inspired is fast becoming a popular institution and remains one of our favourite collaborative projects. We are pleased to offer another chance for local schools, children and adults to exhibit work they have produced in response to the collections and exhibitions at Penlee House, shown alongside some of the Newlyn School paintings that inspired them.  The closing date for entries is 17 October 2014, and all are welcome to submit work for consideration.  Further information and application packs can be downloaded from the links below.    
Galleries 2, 3, 4 and 5 Ė including selected Newlyn School paintings throughout. FREE ADMISSION
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