Borlase Smart, a life in art...
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Robert Borlase Smart (1881-1947)

This website is designed to provide a lasting tribute to Robert Borlase Smart, one of the finest artists ever to have been associated with the St Ives art colony and the St Ives Society of Artists (STISA). As his great friend and fellow St Ives artist, Leonard Fuller, so aptly said:

"he was St Ives personified" (Western Morning News, 4th November 1947).

It was also designed to showcase a remarkable collection of works by Borlase Smart, which included oil paintings, watercolours, pastels, drawings and etchings - most of which had never previously been exhibited. The collection formed the nucleus of a dedicated exhibition at the Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives, in September 2014.

The September exhibition was a great success and included 100 works, ranging from small and very affordable drawings to large, substantial oil paintings. A comprehensive new publication was launched during the show, click here to order a copy (order now for £12.00 plus postage, RRP £19.99).

Borlase Smart - a life in art

September 2014

The End of an Era...

Important 'lost' painting discovered in build-up to St Ives exhibition...
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