STACEY Walter S (Walter Sydney) 1846-1929 STACEY Walter S (son of Walter Sydney) 1882-
It is not clear, at this stage, whether or not the artist exhibiting at Newlyn in 1911 was the father or the son, both residing together in 1901 in Hampstead, and identified in the Census as Artist/Painter and Art Student respectively. Born in Stockwell, London, Stacey Sr studied at the RA Schools and exhibited there from 1872. He married Amy, with whom he had three sons and three daughters. In 1891, the family were living in Hampstead, London, where they continued to reside until at least 1902. He was elected to the Society of British Artists (later the RBA) and exhibited at SS. He resigned his membership, however, and joined the Old Dudley Art Society (Vice President).
In 1911 at NAG winter exhibition the artist, or his artist-son, displayed After a Shower and The Apple Tree. His address for 1910-1911 was New Milton, Hampshire, and this is the period when one or the other sent-into, and possibly also visited, Newlyn. By 1917 Stacey Sr was living at Newton Abbot, Devon and continuing to exhibit widely.
Emily Stackhouse was born in Modbury, Devon, the fifth of six children born to the Rev William Stackhouse and his wife Sarah. When her father inherited the family estate of Trehane near Probus, the family moved back to Cornwall where William had been born. From there Emily was to take up her botanical researches and natural history interests, and began to illustrate these.
Her watercolours were employed by the engravers to work the fine woodcuts and steel engravings that SPCK used for the publications of the Rev Charles Alexander Johns, which included Botanical Rambles, Flowers of the Field, Forest Trees of Britain, and A Week at the Lizard.
Her immense talent was largely overlooked in her own day, despite prizes won at the RCPS, and articles published by her in the Journal of the RIC on plant life. The work of this shy, spinster lady of Cornwall has received recent attention through the efforts of the American Fine Art Dealer, Clifford B Evans, and a revival of interest in the writings of the Rev C A Johns. In 2009 her entry in the DNB was accepted for inclusion, and the story of her life was told as part of a larger biography about Johns and his Cornish circle of naturalists, by Deirdre Dare and Melissa HARDIE.
An exhibition of her work is being planned for 1-2 years time.
Simeon Stafford's charming and colourful watercolours and oils are sometimes found at auction houses and can easily be confused with the work of Fred YATES in terms of subject - naive scenes with small figures scurrying around or on the beach. His subjects are both Cornish and based further afield.
Studied at Kingston School of Art. She was based in Redruth, working predominantly in bronze and terracotta because she 'like[s] the feeling that it has been through fire. It is a natural process and has a spirit. My work is predominantly figurative, both animal and human, but I am also interested in abstract forms which follow natural rhythms.'
A signed oil painting on canvas of St Michael's Mount is shown (2005) on a gallery website with the description: Dramatic seascape in stormy weather. Turner's influence on Stanfield is evident. St Michael's Mount in the background. It is signed and dated C Stanfield 1853.
This appears to be the same artist as Stanfield CLARKSON, entered separately in that name which he may have used alternatively.
Stanley was born in Nottingham, though from early days his home was in North Devon, where he initiated his career in drawing and painting. He first studied Art and Design at the North Devon College, achieving distinctions for his work, and then worked for and received a first class honours degree in illustration from kFalmouth College of Arts. His studio is in Devon, but he is represented by London and New York agents who commission work widely. In 2010 he presented a solo show of work: West Penwith - a homage to colour, through The Great Atlantic Galleries.
One of the artists whose work was taken by Gallery TRESCO to the Affordable Art Fair 2010, and who exhibits regularly with the Gallery on the island of Tresco in the Scillies. (see www.gallerytresco.co.uk). The titles of his paintings reflect the love of the Islands that shows strongly in such pieces as Last Fleeting October Light, The Autumn Sun Sets Behind Bryher, Solitary Winter Beach, Tresco, and Approaching Twilight Over the Eastern Isles.
Worked with G F NICHOLLS and Lewis MORTIMER on the book Picturesque Cornwall (1915) which included 32 illustrations in colour taken from paintings by the fellow artists.
He arrived in St Ives in 1934 and exhibited a collection of his etchings at Lanhams Five Guinea Christmas Exhibition in 1935. The following year he was exhibiting at Birmingham. He gifted work as a prize for the 1935 Arts Ball, and exhibited again at Lanhams in 1938. It appears from his exhibition record that most of his work was shown at Birmingham.
A recent correspondent (2012) has found a painting in his garage by this artist, the subject of which was a local boatbuilder J W Smith of Appledore, North Devon. Falmouth Art Gallery list the artist as working until 1955, and an internet search has revealed a coloured etching of Trinity Lane, Coventry on the website, 'Coventry Now and Then' and another painting of Matfield which is signed and dated 1959.