David Haughton in St Just

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

13 January – 17 March 2018

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The first solo exhibition since 1991 of the work of David Haughton, an important artist in the St Ives movement.

David Haughton, Houses, St Just, 1979

After dropping out of the Slade School of Art, David Haughton moved to Cornwall in 1948 and became part of the art scene centred in St Ives. He discovered St Just while on a bicycle ride and later said finding the high moorland town marked a turning point in his life.

Although he moved back to London in 1950, he returned every year for 30 years, sometimes bringing his students with him. This exhibition showcases over 40 paintings, etchings and drawings that he made of the town between 1948 and 1979, and is the first solo exhibition since his death.

Venue information

Opening times

1 Apr – 31 Oct Daily, 10am - 5pm 1 Nov – 31 Mar Daily,​ 10am – 4.30pm

Last admission 30 mins before closing Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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