Norman Cornish (1919-2014)

Washday on Thomas Street

Modern British, Northern Art

Medium: Oil on board

Measurements: W 36cm x H 19.5cm

Stock: Available

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Washday on Thomas Street by Norman Cornish

Signed: Cornish

Please note the dimensions of this work when framed are approximately 49.5cm x 33cm

Provenance : Handwritten letter from the artist describing the scene

Condition: Excellent condition

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Norman Cornish was born in 1919 in Spennymoor, County Durham. Cornish started work as a miner in 1933, at the age of 14. He continued to work as a miner even after his painting career was well established, he retired from mining in 1966 and became a full-time artist. Cornish painted images, very much in the style of his contemporary and friend L.S. Lowry, of the miner’s working life and his observation of the mining community and everyday people going about their everyday activities. Cornish was granted an honorary Master of Arts degree by Newcastle University in 1974 and an honorary doctorate by Sunderland University in 2012.

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