Friday, 23rd March, 2018
Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall
Doors and Bar 7pm/Lecture 7.30 Refreshments available
David Tovey is a well known art historian, who specializes in Cornish art, and Will Titcomb, one of the first artist settlers in St Ives in the late 1880s, is his great-grandfather. Titcomb is best known as the leading figure painter in St Ives of the 1890s and a highly regarded member of the Newlyn School.
However, there is more to William Titcomb than his highly successful career in Cornwall and many of his paintings now have immense social-historical interest. He led a peripatetic life, which saw him paint in Burma, where his father was the first Bishop of Rangoon, in Germany, Bristol, France, Spain, Italy and Yugoslavia. He produced an extraordinarily varied body of work, in oils, pastels and watercolours, but had a particular fascination with different displays of faith in the regions that he visited. William Titcomb was, indeed, an artist of many parts and the driving inspiration for David’s research on Cornish Art.
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