Tom Early and friends

26 Apr 2014 - 21 Jun 2014

Encouraged by Ben Nicholson, the self-taught Tom Early (1914 - 1967) was part of the St Ives art colony in the late 1940s and 50s.

He joined the Penwith Society of Artists and exhibited alongside Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Peter Lanyon, Bernard Leach, Denis Mitchell and John Wells, among others, before pursuing a career in medicine. Tom continued to exhibit his distinctly personal and expressive paintings through the Derby Group and the Midland Group of Artists in Nottingham until a year before his death.


This exhibition brings together rarely-seen paintings by Tom Early alongside work by some of his friends and associates from his days as an artist in St Ives.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) Celebration at 90

Tom Early The Stirling Stone