Algernon Talmage

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    The Ford
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    Algernon Talmage Self Portrait
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    Break in the Storm (1917)
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    Corn Stacks (1899)

Algernon Talmage

Porthmeor Studio 5 1903-1913

Algernon Talmage (1871-1939) was an impressionist painter, best known for his landscapes, animals and figure subjects, and he was a keen advocate of plein-air painting and a naturally gifted teacher. He first came to St Ives in 1893, and from 1897 helped Julius Olsson to run his School of Painting in Porthmeor Studio 5.

Talmage later set up his own school on Westcott’s Quay, where he was best known for teaching Emily Carr. He returned to London in 1907 although he still retained his Porthmeor studio until 1913, and maintained his close links with St Ives.