Samuel John "Lamorna" Birch, RA, RWS (June 7, 1869 – January 7, 1955) was an artist in oils and watercolours. At the suggestion of fellow artist Stanhope Forbes, Birch adopted the soubriquet "Lamorna" to distinguish himself from Lionel Birch, an artist who was also working in the area at that time. Lamorna Birch was born in Egremont in Wallasey, Cheshire, England. He was self-taught as an artist, other than for a brief period of study at the Académie Colarossi in Paris during 1895.
Norman Garstin (28 August 1847 – 22 June 1926) was an Irish artist associated with the Newlyn School of painters. He was born in Caherconlish, Co. Limerick, Ireland, and was involved in various professions such as journalism and gold mining in South Africa. In 1885 he befriended members of the Newlyn School and settled there a year later, moving to nearby Penzance in 1890.
Henry Scott Tuke, RA RWS (12 June 1858–13 March 1929), was a British visual artist; primarily a painter, but also a photographer. His most notable work was in the Impressionist style, and he is probably best known for his paintings of nude boys and young men. He was born into a Quaker family in Lawrence Street in York. He was the second son of Daniel Hack Tuke (1827–1895) and Maria Strickney (1826–1917).
Alfred Wallis (18 August 1855 – 29 August 1942) was a Cornish fisherman and artist. Wallis's parents, Charles and Jane Wallis were from Penzance in Cornwall and moved to Devonport, Devon to find work in 1850 where Alfred and his brother Charles were born. Shortly after this the children's mother died and this prompted the family to move back to Penzance. On leaving school Alfred became an apprentice basket maker before becoming a mariner in the merchant service by the early 1870s.
Stanhope Alexander Forbes R.A. , (18 November 1857, – 2 March 1947), was an artist and member of the then influential Newlyn school of painters. He was married to fellow painter Elizabeth Adela Stanhope Forbes (1859-1912). Forbes was born in Dublin. He studied art at the Lambeth School of Art, then in Paris under Léon Bonnat. He moved to Newlyn in Cornwall in 1884, which was to be his home for the rest of his life, and where he died.
Winifred Nicholson (1893–1981) was an English painter, a colourist who developed a personalized impressionistic style that concentrated on domestic subjects and landscapes. In her work, the two motifs are often combined in a view out of a window, featuring flowers in a vase or a jug. Nicholson was born in Oxford as Winifred Roberts.
Peter Lanyon (1918–1964) was a Cornish painter of landscapes leaning heavily towards abstraction. He also made constructions, pottery and collage. He was born on 8 February 1918 in St Ives, Cornwall, only son of W H Lanyon, amateur photographer and musician and was educated at St Erbyn's School, Penzance and Clifton College Born in St Ives, Cornwall, which remained his base, Lanyon received after-school painting lessons from Borlase Smart.
Albert Chevallier Tayler is an important English artist who specialized in portrait and genre painting, but was also involved in the plein air methods of the Newlyn School. He was a member of the British Royal Academy of Painters, and he studied at Heatherley's School of Art, Royal Academy Schools and with avant gard painters in Paris.
Nicholas Condy [or Cundy] (1793 – 8 January 1857) was a British landscape painter. Condy is supposed to have been born at Torpoint, in the then parish of Antony East, Cornwall, in 1793, but no entry of his baptism is to be found in the register kept at Antony Church. He was gazetted to the 43rd Regiment as an ensign on 9 May 1811, and served in the Peninsular; he became a Lieutenant on 24 February 1818, and was thenceforth on half-pay during the remainder of his life.
Nicholas Charles Williams is an English painter. Williams has earned a reputation as one of Britain's foremost realist painters. He first found critical acclaim when he was chosen by the London Evening Standard art critic Brian Sewell for his "Critic's Choice" exhibition in 1991. His work draws upon aspects of human behavior — its drives and forces - conveyed through direct observational painting and underpinned with symbolism.
John Dyer (born 1968) is a Cornish-based painter, focussing on colourful landscapes, architecture, gardens and notable events, especially in Cornwall. Dyer was born in Ruishton, Somerset to artist parents, Ted Dyer and Vivien Hutchings. The family moved to Cornwall in 1972 to Holywell Bay and John attended Cubert County Primary School from 1973 to 1980 and Newquay Tretherras School 1980 to 1986, at both schools with the artist Joanne Short whom he married in 1997.