James Stephen YABSLEY

James Stephen YABSLEY

A founder member of STISA, he had been resident in St Ives for some years as his first Show Day was in 1913. He lived at Sunrise, Penbeagle, and in the 1920s he shared Atlantic Studio with Alfred Charles BAILEY. In the 1924 Show Day he exhibited three works: Porthemor Beach, a large painting of the breakwater at the back of the Island, and a smaller piece of the Zennor Moors, bright with heather. He and Bailey both showed together from Atlantic Studio. He is not referred to after 1930, and is not listed in standard reference books.


Painter of landscape, marine and still lifes in oils

works and access

Works include: A Cornish Lane in Springtime (c1915); Flowers (1920); The Five Points (1920); River Scene (1920); Study of Flowers (1920); Glimpse of Sunrise, Porthmeor (1920); Eagles' Nest (1923); Porthemor Beach (1924); portrait of Alfred Bailey (1930)


St Ives March 1913, March 1919, March 1920 (works for London Galleries), Spring Exhibition April 1920, March 1923, March 1924 (3); STISA Show Day 1930; Harris & Sons Galleries, Plymouth June 1920; Plymouth Art Gallery joint exhibition of the Newlyn and St Ives colonies1922; RCPS September 1920 (9)


STISA 1927-30


St Ives Times 28 Mar 1913, 14 Mar 1919, 5 Mar 1920, 16 Apr 1920 [from WMN], 18 Jun 1920, 24 Sep 1920, 23 Mar 1923, 21 Mar 1924

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall p354

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash;