Entranced by a Special Place: the Art of SJ Lamorna Birch RA

16 June - 8 September 2018
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall, UK, TR18 4HE
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A painter of pure landscape, self-taught and self-made, Samuel John Lamorna Birch RA (1869 – 1955) was the founder and father figure of the Lamorna colony of artists and writers in West Cornwall.  Entranced by a Special Place refers to Birch’s lifelong association with Lamorna, from where he took his name. This exhibition brings together over seventy paintings, with work from all stages of his life and is being shown as part of the Royal Academy’s 250th Anniversary celebrations. Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.

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