George Fagan Bradshaw: Submariner and Marine Artist, and the St.Ives Society of Artists
Artist(s): George Fagan Bradshaw
Author(s): David Tovey
Year published: 2000
Publisher: Wilson Books
Publisher Location: Tewkesbury
Total Pages: 248
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in black and white and some colour
Signed by the author.
This book is both a biography of the marine artist, George Fagan Bradshaw (1887-1960), and a history of the first thirty years of the St.Ives Society of Artists from its foundation in 1927, for Bradshaw was the principal instigator of the Society’s formation, a leading figure in the Society’s development in the late 1930s and the spokesman for the traditional artists at the time of the tumultuous split with the modernists in 1949.
The books therefore looks at the whole artistic ommunity in St Ives over a forty year period and highlights the tremendous contribution that the traditional artists made to the development of the colony’s reputation and to the promotion of Cornwall’s tourist industry. Works by many of the other leading members of the society are discussed and illustrated and their respective roles in the society’s phenomenal success analysed.
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