Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance
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Image: The Seine Boat
Stanhope Forbes, 1903-4
Private Collection, © The Artist's Estate


Stanhope Forbes: Father of the Newlyn School

10 June - 9 September 2017 

Stanhope Forbes (1857 – 1947) was one of the ‘greats’ of the Newlyn School artists’ colony which flourished from the 1880s onwards. Although by no means the first artist to set up in Newlyn, Forbes’s arrival galvanised the emerging art community and helped to build its national and international reputation. For this reason, he is often dubbed the ‘Father of the Newlyn School’, which reflects both his significance and his popularity. Comprising a stunning selection of key works from all periods of Forbes’s career, this exhibition celebrates his consummate skill as an artist. Throughout the Galleries.

FREE family fun at Penlee House

Drop-in workshops every Saturday from 2.30pm-3.30pm.

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Friends' Lecture Series

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