The Museum has just bought at auction in Penzance a fine, large pastel portrait of St Agnes artist Tony Giles, by Ken Symonds. It was one of a remarkable collection of 40 Cornish artists’ portraits painted during 1986, and exhibited at the time at the Art Centre Trust in Lemon Street, Truro and at the Penwith Galleries, St Ives. Among the artists painted were Bryan Pearce and Terry Frost. The Museum already owns two St Agnes paintings by Tony Giles and some recently donated memorabilia, so this will be a fine addition to the collection, hopefully on display next season.
The Museum is so grateful for the generous donations which helped make this purchase possible.