Samuel John Lamorna Birch
(1869 - 1955)
Samuel John Lamorna Birch was active/lived in United Kingdom. Samuel Birch is known for painting.
Biography Samuel John Lamorna Birch
Lamorna Birch was a renowned landscape painter in both oil and watercolour and a prominent member of the second generation of the Newlyn School of Artists. He was born in Egremont in Cheshire in June 1869, and as a boy moved to Manchester and later to Lancashire working in a mill, painting at dawn and sunset. He was constantly torn between his love for art and fishing. He was self-taught in art but did spend a year at the Atelier Colarossi in Paris 1895-6. From 1889 he regularly visited Cornwall and came under the influence of Stanhope Forbes, who was regarded as the greatest of the Newlyn School of artists, a group who settled in Newlyn because of the bright light and the relaxed atmosphere of the fishing village. Although being a near con
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