Discover the war drawings and seascapes of St Ives artist Robert Borlase Smart.

Robert Borlase Smart (1881-1947) was originally from Devon but made his name as an artist in St Ives.

During the First World War, he served with the Artists’ Rifles Regiment and as a Captain with the Machine Gun Corps, and, on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, this exhibition features a selection of his war drawings.

It also includes many of his magnificent marine paintings and seascapes depicting the turbulent seas of the West Cornwall coast alongside a selection of work by his students and associates, including Leonard Fuller, Peter Lanyon and Julius Olsson.

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4HE

01736 363 625

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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

Free entry with National Art Pass

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