Arts & Architecture  /  Artists
Romi Behrens Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781915670168
Pub Date: 14 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Illustrations: 80 colour
Description:
The painter, Romi Behrens, lived in West Cornwall for nearly seventy years, voraciously painting the subjects around her every day. Her artistic career was as long as it was broad and spanned many genres, including still life, portraiture and landscape painting. This is the first monograph to pay homage to the extent of her career, providing a selected but characteristically-diverse range of visual and written material from the artist’s oeuvre and archives, starting with Romi's earliest paintings of her family, friends and the streets of Penzance and extending to religious themes done later in her life.

William Bartram's Visual Wonders

The Botanical Drawings of an American Naturalist
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780822948261
Pub Date: 10 Sep 2024
Description:
The botanical drawings of the American naturalist William Bartram.
Ray Atkins Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781915670151
Pub Date: 13 Jun 2024
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
Ray Atkins (b.1937) is one of the least well known major painters of his generation. He studied at Bromley College of Art in Kent before gaining a post graduate place at the Slade despite having failed the National Diploma in Design in 1961.
Rex Whistler Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781913645618
Pub Date: 25 May 2024
Illustrations: 150
Description:
Focusing on the British virtuoso Rex Whistler (1905–1944), who was linked to many of the most illustrious figures of the inter-war period, this book explores an exceptional case of artistic patronage in the twentieth century. In weaving together social and art history, this beautifully illustrated volume will be as much about the artist as it is about his patrons. It accompanies a major exhibition at the Salisbury Museum, which holds the Rex Whistler Archive.
Albert de Belleroche - Master of Belle Epoque Lithography, A Catalogue Raisonné Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781739603335
Pub Date: 01 May 2024
Description:
For more than fifty years, George Kenney has dedicated himself to the study of European art, demonstrating a profound passion for works on paper, including etchings, drypoints, and lithographs. George authored a Catalogue Raisonné titled 'The Illustrated Bartsch, Vol. 51' for Abaris Books in 2017.
Adam Bruce Thomson Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781915670144
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
Adam Bruce Thomson (1885-1976) was one of the most quietly impactful artists of his generation. Born in Edinburgh, he was among the earliest intake of students to train at the newly established Edinburgh College of Art. He went on to have a long-running teaching career at the College, supporting and encouraging successive cohorts.
Harold Harvey: Painter of Cornwall Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781915670137
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
Harold Harvey, a true ‘son of Cornwall’, has been one of the most under-rated and least written about members of the Newlyn ‘School’ of artists which flourished from 1880 to 1930. The son of a bank manager, he grew up in Penance, and after studying under Norman Garstin and a spell in Paris, he settled to a quiet life in Newlyn with fellow-artist Gertrude, painting The Cornwall he knowS from the inside.In his introductory essay, Professor Kenneth McConkey sets Harvey in the context of the art moments of the time, and shows how his early ‘genre’ paintings of rustic and marine life, so characteristic of the early Newlyn artists, gradually gave way to more sophisticated subject matter – Harvey was noted for his sumptuous interiors – and a flatter and more decorative style of painting.
Michael Sandle Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781911408901
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2023
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
The artist Michael Sandle (b. 1936) is well known for his powerful and uncompromising sculptures such as A Twentieth Century Memorial (1971-78), The Drummer (1985) and Iraq: The Sound of Your Silence (2009). Sandle has also been a very prolific draughtsman over the years, making a large number of prints and drawings, both in relation to his sculpture and also apart from it.
Tom de Freston – I Saw This Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781910221501
Pub Date: 05 Oct 2023
Illustrations: 200
Description:
Tom de Freston (born 1983) is a British artist and writer, living and working in Oxford. He graduated from Cambridge University in 2007. De Freston’s multimedia art tackles themes of trauma, humanity and intimacy across paintings, films and performance.
Egon Altdorf: Poems and Images Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781915670120
Pub Date: 11 Aug 2023
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
Altdorf’s earliest poems, written during military service and as a prisoner of war, reflected on nature, poetry and art. Beginning a new life, post-war, as an artist, Altdorf explored how the human figure might be depicted through increasingly abstract representations. Similarly, he refined his poetry to create ‘a new, free, melodic’ language’ with ‘a simple, song-like beauty’.
Peter Howson Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781915670052
Pub Date: 31 May 2023
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
Peter Howson has established a formidable reputation as one of his generation's leading figurative painters. Many of his paintings derive inspiration from the streets of Glasgow, where he was brought up. He is renowned for his penetrating insight into the human condition, and his heroic portrayals of the mighty and the lowly.
Kathryn Maple – A Year of Drawings Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781910221471
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2023
Description:
Kathryn Maple (b. 1989, Canterbury) is an artist specialising in drawing and painting. Her large-scale paintings feature urban, suburban and rural landscapes which are frequently populated by human figures.