Falmouth Art Gallery Celebrates Top Artists at Ten Year Collecting Retrospective

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CORNWALL.- Gainsborough, Sargent, Tuke, Romney, Picasso, Moore, Warhol, Nicholson – works by these acclaimed artists and more have been acquired for Falmouth Art Gallery over the past ten years. In celebration of ten years of fantastic acquisitions aided by donations, grants and bequests, the gallery is hosting a major new exhibition, A Decade of Collecting, which is running until 5 February 2011. The exhibition showcases an impressive selection of works by key artists, many of which were bought for Falmouth with the Art Find’s help. These include the arresting Portrait of Charles Napier Hemy, 1905, by John Singer Sargent. Charles Napier Hemy was Falmouth’s first Royal Academician and one of the founding members of the first Falmouth Art Gallery. A striking seascape by Hemy also features in the show. Entitled Along Shore Fisherman, the important work was bought at auction with a £15,450 grant from us in 2008. I