Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dig to Uncover Studio of US Artist

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dig to Uncover Studio of US Artist

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AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL dig on the North East coast is set to uncover the workshop studio of a leading 19th Century artist.

Over the weekend, a team from Newcastle University will carry out the dig at Bank Top in Cullercoats, North Tyneside, on the site of the former studio of Winslow Homer.

A blue plaque has been erected at Winslow Court apartments in Cullercoats, which is built on the site of a hotel where the American artist stayed.

Homer used Cullercoats' dramatic coast, fishermen and fishwives as subjects for his works. Many leading galleries and museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, include his works in their collections.

Coun Jim Allan, North Tyneside Council's historic environment champion, said: "North Tyneside has some rich and interesting heritage. Winslow Homer is a big part of that and this project to uncover his former studio is really exciting. I hope lots of people take the opportunity to visit the dig this weekend. …

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