Daphne McClure


80 pages /  265 x 235mm
full colour illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-911408-65-9
Publication date:  October 2020

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Daphne McClure:
A Cornish Perspective
Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge


  • First monograph on this prolific Cornish artist
  • Draws on the rich artistic heritage of Cornwall whilst maintaining a unique and contemporary perspective
  • Published to coincide with an exhibition to be held at Cornwall Contemporary: 17th October – 14th November 2020

A Cornish Perspective takes an in depth look at the life of Daphne McClure, from her early childhood, through to raising a family and the impact that Cornwall has had on her career as an artist.   McClure’s life in art has been prolific and varied – from exhibiting alongside Hepworth and Nicholson in St Ives in the early 1950s, to making costumes for Margot Fonteyn at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.  She later spent time at the Albers Foundation in Connecticut USA on a prestigious artist residency and was also invited by Tate St. Ives to design a piece of work for their inaugural exhibition.

Her love for the coastline, moorland and fields of Cornwall has been fundamental to her desire to paint. Whether painting houses at Porthleven, abandoned mine stacks at Levant or fishing boats at Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall has always provided the inspiration behind her most quintessential work.