Wimborne & Blandford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Wimborne & Blandford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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St Ives Society of Artists
David Tovey
Monday 20 November 2017

David read law at Oxford and practised as a solicitor for 20 years . He returned to University in 1996 to read History of Art and now specialises in Cornish Art.  His particular interest in St Ives art derives from the fact that his great – grandfather William Titcomb was one of the early settlers in the colony.  Since 2000 David has curated various exhibitions on Cornish art including for Tate St Ives and for other galleries around the country.   He has also published eight books  on various aspects of this subject.

St Ives with its wonderful light and its magnificent land and seascapes  became a magnet for artists following the extension of the Great Western Railway to West Cornwall in 1877.   The town became the home of generations of  well known artists such as Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth as well as many who are perhaps less celebrated.  David will enlighten us about these and will no doubt find time to touch on the world renowned Tate St Ives.