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Surf and Gulls by Claude M Hart
Watercolour on Paper
Frame Size 19.5 ins (495 mm) by 15.5 ins (393 mm)
Image Size 14.5 ins (368 mm) by 9.75 ins (243 mm)
Born 1869 The Lizard Cornwall, Died 1952 The Lizard Cornwall
Claude was born to Thomas Hart well known Cornish artist and his Wife Louise at “Polbrean” on the Lizard.
Tutored by his father and sold paintings from an early age including this watercolour Surf and Gulls by Claude M Hart
At about 18 years of age he enrolled in The Royal Academy of Fine Art in Antwerp, Belgium. Vincent Van Gogh was there in 1885/86 and a large number of prominent artists past through their doors.
On leaving, Claude returned to Cornwall and with his father travelled widely, showing paintings and organizing selling exhibitions. Claude earned a good living as an Artist all his life.
He had his own studio about 500 yards from the family house, on the side of the cliff Path.
In the early 1920’s the Great Western Railway contacted Claude to produce 17 paintings for a good quality brochure to promote the “Cornish Riviera” to Hotels and Clubs in England.
In later life Claude Immersed himself in a large amount of public works and photography. .. He died on the Lizard in 1952