John Petherick was born and died in Camborne. He grew up in south Wales near the Pen-y-Darren ironworks in Merthyr Tydfil, where he became manager. He was not afraid to depict scenes which showed the impact of the Industrial Revolution.
His paintings are held in galleries in Wales.
works and access
Fireside in the Family Home with Three Members of the Family, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle
'John Petherick (1787-1861) : An Industrious Artist' by Moore, Donald; Thomas, Hilary M, pub. Keith Brown & Sons Ltd, 2018