George Hammond STEEL

George Hammond STEEL

Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Steel studied at the Sheffield School of Art, and further in Birmingham and London. Best known for atmospheric paintings of coastal scenes, especially of Cornwall and East Anglia (N Waters, Retrosixty). His brother, Kenneth STEEL, also produced a number of paintings of Polperro.

In the mid 1920s he exhibited a number of paintings of Polperro. In 1928 his work, 'The Harbour, Polperro' was purchased for the Mappin Art Gallery in his home town of Sheffield. It seems that he visited Polperro again several times during the 1950s, and produced similar depictions of the harbours of St Ives, Mousehole and St Mawes.


Landscape and coastal painter in oil and watercolour

works and access

Works incl:  Mousehole Harbour, Cornwall (w/c); Sunday Morning, Polperro; The Harbour Bridge, Polperro; Evening, Polperro; The Harbour, Polperro (Mappin Art Gallery); The Old Bridge, Polperro; The Inner Quay, Polperro;


RA; RI; RWA; RBA; GI//Paris Salon


Retrosixty Co: sales archive (biographical information)

Tovey, David (2021) Polperro - Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre - Volume Two - Post-1920, Wilson Books