Borlase Smart, a life in art...
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The Early Years

The War Years

St Ives post-1918

The Final Years

Did you know...


Little biographical information concerning Borlase Smart was available until fairly recently, when David Tovey published his excellent series of books (2003-2010) and Marion Whybrow published "Borlase Smart: St Ives Artist - Man of Vision" (2012), which may be regarded as the definitive work - see publications.

A brief biography is available on the Cornwall Artists Index - this is an excellent resource, designed to preserve and make accessible the invaluable history of the art and artists of Cornwall.

The purpose of this website is to provide a lasting tribute to one of St Ives' finest artists, to showcase many rare examples of his work and to add fascinating new 'snippets' of information as they are discovered in various archives.

For those of you who are interested in the life and times of a remarkable artist, our "Did you know..." page will frequently be updated with new findings.
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