Stanhope forbes was one of the greats of the newlyn school artists colony which flourished in cornwall from the 1880s onwards this new exhibition brings together over seventy works painted by forbes during the course of his long career. Stanhope alexander forbes 1857 1947 was one of the greats of the newlyn school artists colony that flourished from the 1880s onwards although by no means the first artist to set up in newlyn the small fishing village on the south west tip of cornwall forbes arrival galvanised the emerging art community and helped to build its . Stanhope forbes 1857 1947 dubbed the father of the newlyn school forbess painting a fish sale on a cornish beach 1885 brought national recognition to the art colony and the school of painting he founded with his wife elizabeth kept newlyn at the forefront of british art well into the 20th century. Stanhope alexander forbes 1857 1947 is usually referred to as the father of the newlyn school of artists and is indelibly associated with the group of cornish artists despite being born in ireland his move to newlyn coincided with his first major success and his paintings reflect the differing realities of life on the cornish coast
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