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Sir Claude Francis Barry Retrospective at the Royal Museum of Cornwal

The Royal Museum of Cornwall will hold a major retrospective of the work of the forgotten British Post-Impressionist painter Sir Claude Francis Barry (1883-1970) from the 5th of February to the 4th of June 2011. ‘A Master Revealed: A retrospective of the work of Sir Claude Francis Barry’ brings together an exciting and intriguing range of works that represent the eclectic artistic journey of a passionate and talented British modern master artist whose life story is as intriguing as his art. On view 5 February – 4 June.

Born in 1883 Sir Claude Francis Barry was the oldest son of an aristocratic, industrial family. Defying his parents’ wishes he became a painter, training first as a realist in Newlyn, tutored by Alfred East, then later moving to St Ives where he became an active member of the St Ives Art Club. Barry was embraced by the artistic establishment and by the age of 23 was exhibiting with London’s prestigious Royal Academy. Over the next decade he showed with the R.A., the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Society of Scottish Artists and the Salon des Artistes.

Free lunchtime talk in the exhibition on Thursday 10 March 1-2pm. Booking advised.

Royal Cornwall Museum
River Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2SJ
Tel.: 01872 272205
Dial 0 to speak to the Receptionist
Fax.: 01872 240514
[email protected]

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