Borlase Smart – A Passion For the Sea – Penlee House

15 September - 17 November 2018
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall, UK, TR18 4HE
Borlase Smart
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Discover the war drawings and seascapes of St Ives artist Robert Borlase Smart.

Robert Borlase Smart (1881-1947) was originally from Devon but made his name as an artist in St Ives.

During the First World War, he served with the Artists’ Rifles Regiment and as a Captain with the Machine Gun Corps, and, on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, this exhibition features a selection of his war drawings.

It also includes many of his magnificent marine paintings and seascapes depicting the turbulent seas of the West Cornwall coast alongside a selection of work by his students and associates, including Leonard Fuller, Peter Lanyon and Julius Olsson.

Opening times

  • 1 Apr – 31 Oct Daily, 10am – 5pm
  • 1 Nov – 31 Mar Daily,​ 10am – 4.30pm

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