Ashley ROWE

Ashley ROWE

Born in Plymouth, he was educated at Plymouth Public School and King's College, London. He first exhibited with STISA in 1929, having had some success at Liverpool in the previous couple of years.

He lived at Mount Hawke, Truro, writing hundreds of articles on the history of Truro and its surrounding parishes, having made an extensive study of early Cornish newspapers. He was Secretary of the Kernow Society and was keen on archaeology, photographing nearly all the Cornish crosses.

In 1928 at NAG he exhibited The Old Pine and The Three Sisters at the Summer Show. Like Borlase SMART, he was initiated as a Bard at the Gorsedd at Roche Rock in 1933 (depicted by Herbert TRUMAN), his chosen name being Menhyryon (Long-Stones). He contributed to early editions of the Cornish Review, by which time he was serving as the representative of Cornwall on the General Committee of the Celtic Congress.


Writer and amateur photographer who also produced woodcuts, aquatints & etchings

works and access

Likenesses of the artist: depiction by Herbert Truman

Works include: The Old Pine (1928); The Three Sisters (1928)


L (3); NAG (3) 1928; STISA Summer 1929 (his first)


NSA (Committee); STISA 1929-c1933; Kernow Society (Gorseth Kernow)


Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn/Diary;  (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p267)

Johnson & Greutzner

NAG Exhibition records (WCAA)

NSA Minutes

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash;