Looking Out Alexander - Stanhope Forbes - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W
Looking Out Alexander - Stanhope Forbes - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"WW
Stanhope Alexander Forbes RA , was an artist and a founding member of the influential Newlyn school of painters. He was often called 'the father of the Newlyn School'.
Schooled at Dulwich College, he studied art under John Sparkes, then Forbes went to Lambeth School of Art and attended the Royal Academy under Sir Frederic Leighton and Sir John Millais. He then studied at the private atelier of Léon Bonnat in Clichy.
Forbes was the founding chairman and trustee of the Newlyn Art Gallery beginning in 1895. Forbes and his wife founded the Newlyn Art School in 1899. The Newlyn area had experienced an economic downturn as the result of failing fishing, mining and farming industries. The school helped to bring an economic resurgence to the area by encouraging individuals to vacation in the area and study and practise art.