Cornwall has a thriving art community; especially in the town of St Ives and it’s fair to say that the history of art in Cornwall is as fascinating and captivating as the art itself.
I didn’t realise what an important part St Ives has played in the world art scene in the past and how much it continues to today.
I can highly recommend watching all of the ‘Art of Cornwall’ videos below. I certainly learnt a lot. I also didn’t realise how controversial the scene was back in its heyday.
Famous artists include:
- Barbara Hepworth
- Peter Lanyon
- Alfred Wallis
- Ben Nicholson