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The Avon at Bristol
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

The Avon at Bristol

Samuel John Lamorna Birch (1869–1955)

Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

Landscape painter, principally of Cornwall, born in Egremont, Cheshire. Lamorna Birch’s early youth was spent working in an office and in cotton mills, sometimes designing, in Lancashire, where he painted part-time. Mainly self-taught, apart from a short period at Atelier Colarossi, Paris, in 1895. From the late 1880s he visited the Penzance region. At this time Stanhope Forbes influenced his work.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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