Gwen and Fred Whicker: A Loved Local Couple
In this collection's highlight, we draw attention to Gwen and Fred Whicker, two married artists who spent time living in Falmouth.
‘A Sketch in Cornwall’ (The Lizard) – William Holman Hunt (1827-1910)
Watercolour on paper William Holman Hunt (1827-1910): A Sketch in Cornwall (The Lizard), 1860, watercolour on paper, 20.5 x 26.5 cms. Funded with support from Art Fund and V&A Purchase Grant Fund. About the Artist William Holman Hunt was one of the founding figures of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of artists formed in 1848 that sought to champion imaginative scenes inspired by literature, religion, nature, and poetry. While the brotherhood was short-lived (some five years), Hunt remained committed to its principles throughout his career. He was a devout Christian well-known for his incredible attention to detail and religious subject matter. His most
‘Bouquet’ – John William Waterhouse RA (1849-1917)
A few thoughts on recent research by our Trainee Curator Emily Spargo John William Waterhouse RA (1849-1917) Bouquet Oil on canvas Falmouth Art Gallery collection Muriel Foster, from a 1905 publication.Frisco Magazine (July 1905): Plays and Players p47. The Artist John William Waterhouse was born in Rome in 1849 and was the son of the artist William Waterhouse. He began painting in his father's studio around eighteen before studying at the Royal Academy from c.1870 for several years. He was a prevalent artist and developed a uniquely Italianate and modern style in the late Romantic Pre-Raphaelite manner. His works often draw on classical,
Young Curators in the gallery this week
We are a group of year 10 students from Penryn College doing work experience here at the gallery. When we arrived we were given a task to create an exhibition for the gallery. Originally, we were creating a hypothetical exhibition that wasn’t going to be hung, but then the opportunity arose for us to select a few of the artworks we chose and hang them in this corner of the gallery. We chose the theme female artists from Cornwall for out exhibition, because you see a lot of male artists getting recognition for there works but not nearly as many