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ISBN: 9781906690571
AUTHOR: Marion Whybrow
A Childhood in St Ives
A Childhood in St Ives
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Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa Bell are perhaps the best-known female icons of English art in the early twentieth century.

Marion Whybrow provides a valuable insight into the family life of the Stephen sisters, and into St Ives itself, a fishing port and artists’ colony on ‘the toe-nail of England.’

As children,Virginia and Vanessa spent every summer with the family and countless visiting relations and friends at Talland House. Their liberty in this environment and freedom from the constraints of city life enabled their development as emancipated women and as writer and artist.

They grew up in a close fellowship that had a deep influence on their subsequent lives, both personal and artistic; Vanessa in the world of art and Virginia in literature.

The book opens with a portrait of St Ives as it was at the time of the Stephen family’s regular visits, and also of its indigenous life and that of the artistic community.

The author’s vivid depiction of the sisters is enhanced by illustrations that illuminate them and their world of St Ives.

Marion Whybrow writes about painters, potters and sculptors, drawing on the rich culture of St Ives as an art colony. Her books Borlase Smart. St Ives Artist - Man of Vision was published in 2012 and St Ives: The Story of the Porthmeor Studios in 2013, both published by Halsgrove.

Marion is married to the artist Terry Whybrow. They moved to St Ives from London in 1980 to pursue their chosen careers in writing and painting. They have two daughters who have joined them in the West Country.

Imprint: Halstar. ISBN 978 1 906690 57 1, hardback, 238x258mm, 128 pages. Published November 2014.

 
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St Ives - The Story of Porthmeor StudiosSt Ives - The Story of Porthmeor Studios - £24.99
This book by Marion Whybrow looks at the work of Portmeor artists past and present. It is both a reminder of the rich past of the Porthmeor Studios - Patrick Heron, Bernard Leach, John Park, Ben Nicholson, David Cox, Leonard Fuller, Karl Weschke, Breon O’Casey, Sandra Blow, Terry Frost and Wilhelmina Barnes Graham are just a handful of names of those who occupied the studios in the post-war period - and a celebration of their future, now secured
Borlase SmartBorlase Smart - £29.99
In this book Marion Whybrow records the life and work of the artist and the important role he played in supporting younger artists in St Ives intent on exploring abstraction. These ‘Moderns’, who once outraged the art establishment, are now recognised as underpinning the new movement in British art and owe much to Borlase Smart.
Alfred Wallis Artist and MarinerAlfred Wallis Artist and Mariner - £29.99
Robert Jones - one of Cornwalls most important current artists - provides a fascinating explanation of the phenomenon that is the most enigmatic of the St Ives artists.
Glyn's Macey's CornwallGlyn's Macey's Cornwall - £34.99
Glyn Macey is one of Cornwall’s foremost young artists. This book contains a selection of his finest paintings, providing those who already know his work with a sumptuous reminder of range and variety. While for those who have yet to get to know the artist, the book gives a fascinating background to the artist and his work.
Alan Cotton: Giving Life A ShapeAlan Cotton: Giving Life A Shape - £34.99
With interviews with collectors and reminiscences from friends, as well as pithy commentary from Alan himself, this book by Jenny Pery gives a comprehensive overview of Alan Cotton’s work through more than three decades, and also contains much of interest for the would-be painter.
Eric Ward's St IvesEric Ward's St Ives - £24.95
Eric Ward's wonderful paintings in the best tradition of Cornish art. Fisherman, harbourmaster and lifeboat coxwain - now the rising star providing a direct link to the early Cornish masters.
 
 
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