Joan Gillchrest (1918-2008): A Life in Pictures

ISBN: 9780955957406
Artist(s): Jill Gillchrest
Author(s): Gill Mitchell
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2008
Publisher: Wren Gallery
Publisher Location: Burford
Total Pages: 136
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated in colour


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This is the life of an amazing artist told through her paintings.

Joan Gillchrest is recognised as one of the foremost naïve artists of her time. Just as L. S. Lowry’s work depicts the life and times of the working class people of Northern England Joan’s distinctive paintings of people going about their business will be forever identified with the fisher folk of Cornwall’s rugged Penwith Peninsula. Her work sits proudly alongside other great artists of the St. Ives School working from the nineteen sixties.

She was essentially a very private person who shunned publicity and never quite understood the tremendous following for her work. She held strong views, didn’t suffer fools gladly and using her own words “could be difficult.” However for those fortunate to have known her she was warm, loving and generous. Her tremendous sense of humour, the concern and affection she felt for the people and places of Penwith will live forever through her paintings.

Condition: Near Fine


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