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).