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Amelia Mary Phillips, an English-born Australian artist, crafted the original watercolor Fishing Boats Newlyn, portraying the coastal village of Newlyn in Cornwall, her birthplace. Phillips relocated to Australia during her childhood and received artistic education at Melbourne National Gallery School under the guidance of esteemed mentors like Bernard Hall and Fred McCubbin. Her talent earned her the prestigious 1957 Albury Prize.Fishing Boats Newlyn, created in the mid-20th century, upholds the tradition of the Newlyn School, an artist colony celebrated for its substantial contributions to British art history. This school, reminiscent of the Barbizon School in France and the California plein air movement, championed en plein air painting to capture natural lights impact on landscapes and scenes. These artists, including Phillips in later years, depicted the daily life of the local fishing community, conveying both its allure and challenges.This watercolour is a testament to the artists deep connection to her art, heritage, and her spiritual home. It presents an exquisite addition for collectors drawn to seaside subjects, women artists, and the en plein air tradition, encapsulating the essence of Newlyn's coastal charm and artistic legacy.
Amelia Mary PHILLIPS (1882 - 1971)'Fishing Boats Newlyn'watercolour on paperImage Size: 30 x 40 cm Signed: Signed lower right: Amelia PhillipsComes with Letter of Provenance
Condition: Fair. This work of art that is intact but requires restoration, re-framing or some repair.
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