Penwith Society Spring Exhibition Catalogue 1956



Penwith Society Spring Exhibition Catalogue 1956.  A folding light grey sheet text printed in red. 129 items listed in the exhibition. Artists include Guy Worsdell (5), M.N.Seward Snow (3) Alexander Mackenzie (2), Trevor Bell (4) Ben Nicholson (5), Jack Pender ( 2) W.Barns-Graham (5), Marjorie Mostyn (3), Jane Mitchell (2) Terry Frost (2), Denis Mitchell (4) , John Milne (3) Kate Nicholson (1), John Wells (4), Barbara Hepworth (1), Bernard Leach (5), William Marshall (6) Kenneth Quick (8). As usual with these early catalogues, it is not illustrated, items listed are just titles, medium and prices. Sheet has three old horizontal folds and overall crease marks on verso paper is rubbed in top right corner,else good. Rare.

Size 10.5 x 8.25 inches (270 x 265mm)

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The Penwith Society was founded in 1949 by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Bernard Leach, Sven Berlin and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, amongst others. This catalogue states that the president is Sir Herbert Read, Denis Mitchell now the Chairman, the Penwith Society was founded in memory of Borlase Smart.As this issue has 22 on the front cover, I suspect this is the twenty second exhibition of the society, four being held every year from 1949 when the Penwith Society started exhibiting.

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Publisher: Penwith
Date: 1956
Place: St.Ives
Condition: Very Good
Book ID: 60001696

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