Norman Cornish

British, 1919–2014


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Born in Spennymoor, in the North East of England in 1919, Norman Cornish was to become the most famous and lauded of the Pitman Painters; those working and painting in the industrial mining communities during the twentieth century. Represented by the famous Stone Gallery in Newcastle, together with the likes of L S Lowry and Sheila Fell (RA), Norman was the subject of the first TV documentary by the soon to become famous Melvyn Bragg, in 1963.
Now collected internationally, his work speaks for working class communities everywhere. Norman died, still in Spennymoor, in 2014.

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