The artists that colonised Newlyn from the 1880s onwards, such as Elizabeth Armstrong, Frank Bramley, William Breakspeare, Stanhope Forbes, Edwin Harris, Walter Langley and Leghe Suthers, saw the local citizens as models of stability, courage, perseverance and faith. They painted working people engaged in everyday tasks, alongside moments of high drama, a version of contemporary life that was often carefully constructed and staged. With over seventy works on display, many borrowed from private and public collections, this exhibition shows how the spaces inhabited by these â˜model citizensâ™ are orderly, offering them as examples for the nation as a whole. Exhibition curated by Mary Oâ™Neill. Throughout the ground floor galleries, including Newlyn School paintings: more paintings on show in Gallery 5.
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