Reginald Guy KORTRIGHT

Reginald Guy KORTRIGHT

Born at Clifton, Bristol, the son of Sir Cornelius Kortright, Guy was educated at Newton College in Newton Abbot, Devon before emigrating to Canada with his family. At age twenty, he decided to continue studies with Louis GRIER who ran a painting school at St Ives with Julius OLSSON.

In 1899 he shared a studio in Paris with two other St Ives art students, Norman WILKINSON and Hugh Percy HEARD. He then remained based in St Ives at St Eia Studio until about 1912 before going to settle in Wales.  During WWI he served in the Army and became a Captain in the 21st Monmouthshire Regiment.  He wrote on the subject of 'Decorative Landscape Painting' in The Artist.


Painter of landscapes in oils and water colour

works and access

Works include: scenes of Lelant (c1912): A Lonely Shore and Silver and GreyCastillon de Plana (Spanish Cactus)

Access to work: Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead

He also published five articles in The Artist on 'Decorative Landscape Painting', running from the October issue 1934 to February 1935, illustrated with his own work


St Eia Studio, St Ives March 1911, March 1912


STISA 1936-39


St Ives Times 25 Mar 1911, 22 Mar 1912

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p333)

Mallett's Index

Newton et al (2005) Painting at the Edge

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash

           (2009) St Ives: Social History

Whitechapel Exhibition catalogue (repr Hardie 2009)

Who's Who in Art

Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1883-1900 list)