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The Old Fish Market, Newlyn
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

The Old Fish Market, Newlyn

Geoffrey Sneyd Garnier (1889–1970)

Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Printmaker, born in Wigan, Lancashire, he was married to the painter Jill Garnier. Left Charterhouse in 1907, obtained a City and Guilds certificate in engineering and while working in Toronto decided on art as a career. Returned to England in 1910, studied for two years at the School of Painting, Bushey, then in 1912 joined Stanhope Forbes’ school in Newlyn, Cornwall, where he continued to live. Garnier’s early work was often religious. Meticulously researched the lost art of the aquatint, but later concentrated on engraving. Showed at RA, RSA, RWA, SGA and in the north of England, where his work is held by Oldham Art Gallery and Museum and other galleries.

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

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