Lamorna Birch Family Photos (387 Items)

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Lamorna Birch Family Photos

Description

A small collection of photos from the family of Samuel John 'Lamorna' Birch. 1869-1955, the founder of the colony of artists and writers who lived and worked in and around the Lamorna Valley near Penzance, Cornwall.
He was born near Liverpool in 1869 and adopted the additional name of Lamorna after 1896.
He was married to Houghton Emily Vivian and they had two daughters, Elizabeth Lamorna (known as Mornie) and Joan Houghton.
The collection shows Lamorna with well known public figures; of himself at work; and many of his wife and children.
Included are snapshots of many of his friends at social events.
An excellent biography of him was written by Austin Wormleighton , 'A Painter Laureate, Lamorna Birch and his cicle'. Published by Sanson & Company. 1995.
These photographs were donated by Judith Kerr, widow of Adam, grandson of Lamorna Birch.

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