Artist: Samuel John Lamorna Birch. Title: Lamorna Valley, Cornwall
Medium: Watercolour. Size: Approx. 6 x 10 ", 148 x 254mm
Price: SOLD - Order No. 216
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Biography:Samuel John Lamorna Birch RA RWS (1869 - 1955).
Born in Egremont near Birkenhead but brought up in Manchester. He worked in a mill for some years, selling watercolour sketches made in his spare time. In 1892 he turned to art full time, and moved to Newlyn in Cornwall. Shortly afterwards he went to study in Paris, where he was influenced by Monet and Pissaro. He took the extra name of Lamorna, from the village where he lived, in order to avoid confusion with Lionel 'Newlyn' Birch.
In 1902 he married and moved there permanently. He was elected to RWS in 1914, ARA in 1926 and RA in 1934. Travelling widely he visited Australia and New Zealand, but is best remembered for his views of Cornish woods and streams in oil and watercolour, and for his handling of light and colour.
Examples of his work can be seen at the British Museum, Exeter Museum, Glasgow Art Gallery, Leicestershire Art Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery and Newport Art Gallery. Exhibited: 146 @ RA, 287 @ RWS, 8 @ RI, 6 @ RSA, 1 @ RSW, I @ ALP, 6 @ B, 7@CHE, 1@CON,2@DOW,445@FIN,2ŪG,61 @GI,22@GOU, 18@J, 118 @ L, 40 @ M, I @ NG, I @ TOO, 34 @ WG.
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