Stanhope ForbesThe young friends

Stanhope Forbes (1857 – 1947) was one of the ‘greats’ of the Newlyn School artists’ colony which flourished from the 1880s onwards. Although by no means the first artist to set up in Newlyn, Forbes’s arrival galvanized the emerging art community and helped to build its national and international reputation. For this reason, he is often dubbed the ‘Father of the Newlyn School

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