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St Nicholas Chapel and Godrevy Lighthouse from Man's Head, St Ives

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Torre Abbey Museum

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Born in Blackpool in 1942, Johnson studied at Salford and Manchester Schools of Art before starting to paint full time in 1960 at a Manchester studio. He subsequently lived and worked for some years in St Ives, later moving to Teignmouth, where he had a home and studio, although he has now returned to St Ives. His work is ‘abstracted’ but largely figurative. Man's Head, the first outcrop of rocks on the coastal path out of St Ives, has been a special place for the artist since he painted his first work there in 1959.

Torre Abbey Museum





oil on canvas


H 74.5 x W 181.6 cm

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Torre Abbey Museum

Torre Abbey, The King's Drive, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5JE England

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