The Early Northamptonshire Artists were deeply attracted to Cornwall – its landscape, people and unique light. Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931) moved to Cornwall in 1887 and became one of the founding members of the Newlyn School of Artists. Sir Alfred East (1844-1913) became a regular visitor to Cornwall from the 1880s; his sister Clara and her family lived at Hayle, near St Ives. In 1888 East and Gotch staged an exhibition of Cornish paintings at the Fine Art Society in London. East’s nephew William T. Wright (1851-1917) also painted in Cornwall. Frank B. Jowett (1879-1943) spent much time painting on the south Cornish coast, particularly around Polperro and Mevagissey.
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