AboutTom Cross (19312009) was a painter, teacher, author and the Principal of Falmouth School of Art from 1976 1987. Cross exhibited widely in Cornwall, as well as nationally and internationally.
Our Summer exhibition is an opportunity for visitors and those familiar with Tom Cross's later paintings of the Helford River area to view his earlier paintings of the late 1960s and 1970s. The relationship between abstraction and realism was explored throughout Cross's lifetime with the emphasis shifting at different periods, but with the two strands continually informing each other.
Tom Cross: Early Paintings features colourful, geometric paintings influenced by contemporary international abstract movements.
Art historian Alan Windsor, who knew Cross well, will be giving a talk on the work on Saturday 15 June which will also be Open Day at Kestle Barton.
See website for more details.