George Fagan Bradshaw

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    Schooner on a calm sea
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    On Patrol 1914-1918 (1918)
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    Harbour Scene with Fishing Boats (1924)

George Fagan Bradshaw

Porthmeor Studio 3 1930?-1958

George Bradshaw (1887-1960) was a talented marine artist who specialized in painting ships, and whose works were often accepted for the Royal Academy. He joined the Royal Navy, and served in submarines during World War 1, settling in St Ives following his discharge in 1921.

He plaved a prominent role in the St Ives art colony for the rest of his life. He was responsible for forming the St Ives Society of Artists in 1927, whose early members included several Royal Academicians, and together with Borlase Smart and Moffat Lindner was a driving force behind the society. However he was not a fan of modern art, and played a leading role in the dispute which resulted in the modernists resigning from the St Ives Society in 1949.