Love, Art and Tragedy – Close encounters in a Cornish Art colony. Featuring Alfred Munnings, Florence Carter Wood, Laura and Harold Knight, Charles and Ella Naper

Wednesday 7 October 2015

Catherine Wallace

Catherine originates from West Yorkshire. She studied fine art at Leeds, Canterbury and St. Andrews gaining a BA and MA, focusing her studies on Wyndham Lewis about whom she curated a major exhibition for the Imperial War Museum. She was responsible for Falmouth Art Gallery for 8 years before becoming a freelance art writer, curator and lecturer.  She is the author of several books on Cornish Art and is an experienced lecturer on aspects of Cornish Art.

The setting is a remote Cornish valley called Lamorna; the time, the early 1900s, the characters include Alfred Munnings, his young wife Florence Carter-Wood, Laura and Harold Knight, Ella and Charles Naper, Captain Evans and Lamorna Birch. They all become very close and in the melting pot of creativity, a tragedy occurs. This talk looks at the art that was being created and story behind the tragedy.

Find out more on Catherine’s website.


Caption: Self Portrait With a Nude by Laura Knight


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