George Hillyard SWINSTEAD

George Hillyard SWINSTEAD

Mentioned in Whybrow's 1883-1900 list of artists in and around St Ives. He was the brother of Frank Hillyard SWINSTEAD, and one of the three artist sons of Charles SWINSTEAD. He studied (1881) at the RA schools and his sending in address for his active exhibition career was London. From 1906 until his death, he exhibited Polperro scenes with some regularity.


Genre, portrait, landscape and coastal painter.

works and access

Pilchard Boats, Polperro; Crab Boats, Polperro; After Rain - Polperro Harbour (1924); Evening Light, Polperro (1925); The Sunlit Path, Polperro (1924);


B 28, D 11, GI 8, L 27, RA 48, RBA 157, RCA 116, RI 77


RBA (1893), RI (1907)

misc further info

Three artist brothers, Alfred Hillyard (coastal and teacher and figure painter, Frank H SWINSTEAD (entry), and George H Swinstead (as above).
Thanks to Tony Copsey of Suffolk Artists for corrections sent.


Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall

Johnson & Greutzner (2008) British Artists 1880-1940

Tovey, David (2021) Polperro - Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre - Volumes One & Two, Wilson Books

Whybrow (1994) St Ives;