Robert Langley HUTTON

Robert Langley HUTTON
aka Langley HUTTON

In 1909 Hutton arrived in St Ives, accompanied by his three sisters. Born in India of Scottish parents, he had contracted tuberculosis in Burma, and the hope was that the Cornish climate would improve his health. They arrived to live at 5 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives, and he survived for a further ten years.

In early 1914 he showed and sold Twilight on the Piers to Lord Courtney of Penwith in the NAG Winter Exhibition. At the St Ives Show Day of that same year he exhibited Moonrise at Hayle Bar, Atlantic Wave and Hampton Court. Largely self-taught, he was described as having a special gift for landscape work; he exhibited in London and municipal galleries from 1912-17. Tovey entitles his section about Hutton in his latest historical review Sea Change: "A universal favourite."

Hutton is buried in Barnoon Cemetery, St Ives.


Painter of landscapes and colourist

works and access

Works include: Drying Sails (1913); Twilight on the Piers (1914); Moonrise at Hayle Bar (1914); Atlantic Wave (1914) and Hampton Court (1914); Study of Waves (1914); Tents on Porthminster Beach (1914); Evening Glow (1914); St Ives Harbour and Snow in the Harbour are illus in Tovey Sea Change (2010).


ROI 1913

Lanham's March 1913, Summer Permanent exhibition 1913,  Novermber 1913, January 1914, February 1914 (Painters and Etchers exhibition), Show Day March 1914, July 1914, March 1915, June 1917, March 1919, Spring exhibition May 1919, July 1919, 11-16 August 1919

Attic Studio September 1919

Plymouth Art Gallery November 1917


St Ives Times [reference list of dates noticed available]

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p217 and p331)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History

           (2010) Sea Change (col plates)

Whybrow (1994) St Ives

The Year's Art