An early 20th century oil on canvas painting by Cornish artist Marjorie Mostyn (1893–1979) entitled 'St Ives Kitchen'. A very engaging, atmospheric painting, full of light, that draws the viewer into the interior portrayed. The loose brushwork emphasises the simplicity of this scullery-type kitchen, and showcases the competancy of the artist. A wonderful piece!
Marjorie Mostyn was the daughter of artist Tom Mostyn. After a private education, she attended the St Johns Wood School of Art under Leonard Walker, then the Royal Academy Schools from 1912 until 1915, where her teachers included John Singer Sargent and George Clausen. She won silver and bronze medals and gained a British Institution Scholarship for painting in 1915. She settled with her husband, the artist Leonard Fuller, in St Ives, Cornwall in 1938. He opened the St Ives School of Painting which he ran until his death in 1973 and which was subsequently run by Marjorie.
Marjorie was a founder member of the Penwith Society of Arts in 1949 as well as being a member of the St Ives Society of Artists and the Newlyn Society. She exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Cambrian Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
SOLD - Cornish School oil painting - 'St Ives Kitchen' by Marjorie Mostyn
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