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Talks // Coming up // Henry Scott Tuke in Cornwall
26 September

Henry Scott Tuke in Cornwall

Henry Scott Tuke RA (1858 – 1929) was an artist synonymous with Falmouth and Cornwall. 

Although born in York in to a Quaker dynasty, he grew up in Falmouth and later, after his extensive art education, he returned firstly to Newlyn where he became associated with the Newlyn School and then settled in Falmouth in 1885. 

Due to Cornwall’s mild climate, Tuke could paint outside for most of the year and he became famous for his figure paintings of both the clothed and nude models. He had an equal skill at painting boats and sailing ships particularly in watercolour which came from his own knowledge of sailing.  

Illustrated by many works from the RCPS Tuke collection, this talk by Catherine Wallace, a leading author on Tuke, surveys one of Falmouth’s most famous artists.

Catherine Wallace is a freelance art historian, author, curator and lecturer specialising in British art with a focus on artists in Cornwall 1880 to the present day.

Cornwall As An Inspiration For Henry Scott Tuke RA (1858 – 1929) –  A Famous Falmouth Painter
Thursday 26th September 6pm

Tickets: £12

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold

Image used: Sunset in the harbour , watercolour 1911 H.S.Tuke @RCPS Tuke Collection

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