Entranced by a Special Place: the Art of SJ Lamorna Birch RA

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

16 June – 8 September 2018

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An exhibition exploring the fascination Cornwall held for Royal Academician, SJ Lamorna Birch.

Samuel John Lamorna Birch, Tregiffian Cliff, c1921

A painter of pure landscape, self-taught and self-made, Samuel John Lamorna Birch RA was the founder and father figure of the Lamorna colony of artists and writers in West Cornwall.

Birch had a lifelong association and fascination with Cornwall and even took his name form the village of Lamorna. Over 70 paintings are brought together in a study of work from all stages of his life.

Highlilghts include major works such as The Vale of Trevider (1899) and Tregiffian Cliff (1921) as well as one of his last ever RA exhibits, Down-falling Stream (1954).

This exhibition is part of RA250, supported by Art Fund.

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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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