Sydney Josephine BLAND

Miss Sydney Josephine BLAND
Death after 1972

Born in York, she studied at Heatherley's under Henry Massey (1920-22), and also at Goldsmiths with Harold Speed  (1922-3) .  She undertook further study with Bernard Adams, and had a studio in the Fulham Road, London, where she exhibited scenes of Newlyn and Polperro which indicated earlier visits to the district.  By 1948 she was living at 35 Fore Street, Newlyn, later moving to Swan's Flight, Boase Street.  In 1964 (by then in her 80s) she moved to Ingwenia at Carbis Bay.  She principally painted in watercolour, with Newlyn Harbour and its environs being favourite subjects.


Painter in watercolour of portraits and still life; poster art

works and access

Works include: Glass Vase of Anemones; French Fishing Boats at Newlyn (private collection)


RP (2); RI; SWA (2)

SWA 1938

STISA Show Days from 1950, and 1951 Festival of Britain Touring Show

Buckman indicates one-man exhibitions (not listed)



STISA 1950-c1972

misc further info



Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945

Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery

             (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall

NSA membership records

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash