The Story of Anchor Studio
This book marks the completion of the renovation project to make Grade II* Anchor Studio a live-work space for new generations of artists who want to work in Newlyn. The village has been home and inspiration to artists since the nineteenth century, and Anchor Studio, built especially for Stanhope Forbes, has been its hidden heart.
Elizabeth Knowles MBE has edited this absorbing publication, in which six contributors have provided a picture of the historic Anchor Studio, and the two important artists who owned it between 1888 when it was built, and 2000: Stanhope Forbes and John Wells.
Dr Joanna Mattingly has written about the history of Newlyn, Catherine Wallace M.Litt about Stanhope Forbes and Anne Barlow about John Wells. Conservation Architect Rolfe Kentish describes the remarkable restoration project, and local historian Barry West tells the story about how Anchor Studio got its name. In his foreword Nicholas Serota recalls his own memories of John Wells and the bequest of the studio.