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Golden Youth
Photo credit: The Tuke Collection, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

Golden Youth exhibited 1907

Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854–1931)

The Tuke Collection, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

Painter, born in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Studied at Heatherley's and the Slade School, 1879 and with Jean-Paul Laurens in Paris, 1880–83. He visited Newlyn, Cornwall, in 1881 where he was to later marry the painter, Caroline Yates, settling there in 1887. He was influenced by Bastien-Lepage and favoured narrative subjects. They visited Australia in 1883, and on return to Britain, Gotch helped in the foundation of the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists, becoming the President of that body from 1913–28.

Text source: Liss Llewellyn

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