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"Love Art & Tragedy in a Cornish Art Colony". Catherine Wallace Tuesday 08 January 2019


The setting is a remote Cornish valley called Lamorna, the time the early 1900's, the characters include Alfred Munnings, his young wife Florence Carter-Wood, Laura and Harold Knight, Ella and Charles Naper, Captain Evans and Lamorna Birch. They all became very close and in the melting pot of creativity a tagedy occurs. The lecture looks at the art that was created and the story behind the tragedy.


Catherine Wallace orinates from West Yorkshire. She studied Fine Art at Leeds, Canterbury and St. Andrews gaining her Bachelor and Masters degrees focusing her studies on Wyndham Lewis about whom she curated a major exhibition for the Imperial War Museum. She was in charge at Falmouth Art Gallery for 8 years before becoming a freelance writer, curator and lecturer. She is the author of several books on Cornish Art and an experiencesd lecturer on this subject.