Penlee House Gallery & Museum collects art and objects that are associated with Penzance and the surrounding West Cornwall area.

The gallery’s holdings are particularly strong in work by members of the Newlyn School – the art colony that thrived in the fishing port and the nearby villages between the 1880s and the 1940s.

Frank Gascoigne Heath attended art school in Bushey and moved to Newlyn soon after 1900. He became a successful artist, living in the Lamorna Valley from 1912 until his death in 1936. Lamorna Quay and Fishwives with Creels (which Turner also bequeathed) are fine examples of his local scenes.

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