The Durham-born artist Norman Cornish has died at the age of 94. The last surviving Pitman Painter, Cornish began working down the
mines when he was 14 years old. In the 1930s he joined the Spennymoor Settlement, an arts and recreation centre, where he painted scenes of typically Northern industrial working-class life. A celebration of this great Northern artist will take place in the town of Spennymoor in September.
For more info, visit: www.normancornish.com.
Thanks to the Northern Art group for drawing our attention to this upcoming exhibition of known and re-discovered Northern artists at the Colourfield Gallery in Poynton. You can download a digital copy of the exhibition catalogue here.
There’s an excellent Facebook page celebrating Northern art & artists which is well worth having a look at. It’s a great way to discover some artistic gems from the North, such as this painting of Stockport viaduct by Malcolm Croft.