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Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes – GI 19 683 (Online)

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12 August 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST

Tutor: Tammy Ellis BA (Hons) (Lon) BA (Hons) (Surrey)

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Date: 12 August 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Length of Course:
1 Wednesday
Cost for Course:
£28.50 - £34.25
£28.50 – £34.25
Reference Code:
GI 19 683
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Please note that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this course will now take place online, via Zoom. For any queries, please contact garazi@guildford-institute.org.uk.

Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes both studied separately in Europe and settled in Newlyn, with Stanhope being dubbed ‘the father of the Newlyn School.’ As a husband and wife ‘team’ they helped gain national recognition for the colony of artists in Newlyn with their plein-air-inspired paintings and through the founding of their own school of painting. Their marriage was one of equals, where Elizabeth continued to be a professional artist at a time when this was not always deemed acceptable.

This is a repeat of the popular autumn 2019 course.


tanhope and Elizabeth Forbes

Elizabeth Forbes. On a Fine Day, 1903. Oil on canvas. 99 x 147cm. Guildhall Art Gallery, London.

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About the Speaker

Tammy Ellis

Tammy was born in London and raised for some years in the North of England. She returned to her roots in 1982 to attend the University of London to read a degree in French and German and, more importantly, this is where she met her husband.

Whilst languages remain an important part of her life, and she still teaches both French and German up to A level, her main passion is Art History. Tammy has been a lecturer in Art History at The Guildford Institute since graduating from the University of Surrey in 2007. Her main interests lie in 19th, 20th and 21st Century art and her aim has always been to make art accessible and ‘food for the soul’.

Over the past four years Tammy has also been involved in art tours to France, Ireland and Liverpool and has given guided visits of Tate Britain. She thoroughly enjoy the level of interaction that these trips bring. Tammy also lectures privately to groups and gives ‘one-off’ talks on art.

Tammy has three wonderful children, two dogs and a horse and they all keep her very busy! When she does have a moment’s peace, she loves to bake and read books for her book club.


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