Robert Borlase Smart: A Passion for the Sea
15 September – 17 November 2018
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.