Daphne McClure




The Old Harbour

mixed media on cardboard

26 x 36cm


Daphne McClure was born in Cornwall, in 1930 and attended Hornsey College of Art and the Central School of Art before working at the Royal Opera House. In 1995 she was commissioned to exhibit for the first exhibition at Tate, St Ives,. Her work is now widely recognised and has become extremely desirable and found in many private collections worldwide. In 2005 she was invited to Connecticut, USA, for an artist’s residency. Daphne’s paintings display an expressive handling of the subject and its emotional intensity. Her work draws on the rich artistic heritage of Cornwall whilst still maintaining a contemporary and painterly feel. Her current home is in Penzance and provides the inspiration behind her latest and in many ways her most quintessential work.


“Above all else art should be life-enhancing” and Daphne’s installations and series of paintings fulfil this criterion. I have been fortunate enough to live with a painting by Daphne McClure and my life is the richer for it.
Kenneth Clark


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