Newlyn School

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The Newlyn School is a term used to describe a colony of artists based in or near to Newlyn, a fishing village adjacent to Penzance, Cornwall, from the 1880s until the early 20th century.

Newlyn had a number of things guaranteed to attract artists: fantastic light, cheap living, and the availability of inexpensive models. Everyday life in Newlyn and the area around was to be come a staple of their work. The 'School of Painting', founded by Stanhope Forbes and his wife Elizabeth in 1899 promoted the study of figure painting.

Newlyn School painters include: