Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tributes to Artist after Death at 94

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tributes to Artist after Death at 94

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Byline: Sarah Scott Reporter sarah.scott@ncjmedia.co.uk

TRIBUTES have ooded in for a celebrated North artist who has died at the age of 94.

Norman Cornish, of Spennymoor in County Durham, was one of the region's most famous mining artists and became one of the most soughtafter painters in the country.

His work was championed by Northumbria University, which had regular exhibitions of his paintings at its Newcastle gallery.

A statement on his website last night said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of celebrated artist Norman Cornish who passed away peacefully on the evening of the 1st of August, aged 94."

" Mr Cornish worked in the mines and what he saw during these years would go to iuence his work at a later age.

Shortly after starting his mining career Mr Cornish heard of a sketching club in Spennymoor, one of the many activities provided by the Spennymoor Settlement, inaugurated in 1931 as a recreational centre with art and drama groups. …

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