The Latest copy of The Antiques Trade Gazette - Auction report - Arts market headline reads: "St Ives influence strong in London". A number of paintings by the more famous former artists of The Ives and Newlyn School of Art, Cornwall recently put up for auction in London made four and five figure sums (some exceeding their estimate many times over) as a current art trend by art collectors and investors in Britain and abroad for rediscovering early to mid 20th century British Modernism pictures and sculptures out of Newlyn and St. Ives is strong.
I have such a painting for sale, it is a stunningly beautiful and atmospheric Impressionist picture of Newlyn harbour:
The painting is signed (lower right) by the listed artist Tom Anderson (b. 1894 d.1956) who attended the Newlyn and St. Ives School of Art, this piece was painted around the early 1950's. Anderson was born and lived in Preston, Lancashire during the early 20th century, but travelled and stayed in Newlyn, Cornwall to paint woodland, coastal, river and harbour scenes around Newlyn, St. Michaels Mount, Mousehole etc. This painting is typical of his work using vividly bright colours and heavy impasto. His work hangs in the Harris Museum of Art and the South Ribble Museum of Art.
The painting is in very good condition (just tiny chip out of front of frame on righthand side) it measures 29 inches by 24 inches in it's frame. Ready to hang.
Provenance: came from a major art dealer in the UK.