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Albert Reuss In Mousehole

Author : Susan Soyinka
ISBN : 191140816X
Genre : Exiles
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This is the compelling account of the life and work of Albert Reuss (1889-1975), a Jewish painter and sculptor who developed a uniquely individual style. Born in Vienna, he emigrated to England in 1938 following Hitler's annexation of Austria. In the process, Reuss lost many members of his family, as well as all his possessions, and the reputation he had built up as an artist in Vienna prior to his departure. Many of his artworks were confiscated by the Nazis. He and his wife Rosa were helped to escape from Vienna by Cornishman and Quaker, John Sturge Stephens. Reuss continued to work as an artist in England, but his style changed dramatically, reflecting the trauma he had suffered. Following his exile, Reuss held numerous solo exhibitions in municipal galleries throughout England and in 1948, he and Rosa moved to Mousehole, Cornwall, where they established the ARRA Gallery. 0From 1953 to 1973 he held regular one-man shows at the renowned O'Hana Gallery in London. Several provincial galleries hold his work, most notably Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall, as do the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Belvedere Gallery and the Albertina in Vienna, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel. In researching the life of this intriguing man, Susan Soyinka interviewed many people who knew him, and also retrieved a huge archive on Reuss from Vienna, which included much of his lifetime's correspondence. A most fascinating story emerged of this lonely and isolated artist's struggle to develop his art and to survive, a story full of human drama and tragedy, all set against the background of world historic events. The book includes first-hand accounts of the couple's escape from Vienna, and of their experience as refugees in war-time Britain.

From East End To Land S End

Author : Susan Soyinka
ISBN : 0957561415
Genre : History
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From East End to Land's End is the heart-warming and inspiring story of the World War Two evacuation of Jews Free School (JFS) in the East End of London to Mousehole, a remote fishing village on the tip of Cornwall. In June 1940, about 100 JFS children and five of their teachers, together with thousands of other London evacuees, embarked on the lengthy and exhausting train journey from Paddington to Penzance. The JFS group was bussed to Mousehole, where the children were billeted with the villagers, and Jews Free School, Mousehole, was established in the premises of Mousehole School. Arrangements were made for synagogue services to be held in the church hall of a nearby village, while many of the evacuees also attended chapel with their foster families, most of whom were strong Methodists. Remarkably, most of the evacuees quickly integrated into village life, and were accepted by the villagers as their own. They were introduced to swimming, sailing, sculling, fishing, and mending nets, and spent hours playing on the beach or walking along the spectacular coastal paths. The extraordinary coming together of these two vastly different communities was a life-changing experience for many involved on both sides. Seventy years on, some of them have been able to tell their stories, sometimes with tears, often with humour, and always with love and affection. Told for the first time, this unique story of mutual love, acceptance and integration is an inspiration to modern society. What is particularly poignant about this story for the author is that at the very time these children were travelling south-west to love and safety in Cornwall, her own Aunt Sonya, together with thousands of other Jewish children, travelled on a train going in exactly the opposite direction from Paris to Auschwitz, where a very different fate awaited them. The book is based on extensive interviews with evacuees and villagers, as well as on historical research. It is richly illustrated with personal photographs and mementoes, historical documents, newspaper articles and delightful drawings by Steph Haxton. It is further complemented by rare, atmospheric and beautifully contrasting photographs of Mousehole and the Jewish East End.

Cornwall S Fisherfolk

Author : Mary O'Neill
ISBN : 190832659X
Genre : Fishers in art
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The artists that colonised Newlyn from the 1880s onwards, such as Elizabeth Armstrong, Frank Bramley, William Breakspeare, Stanhope Forbes, Edwin Harris, Walter Langley and Leghe Suthers, saw the local citizens as models of stability, courage, perseverance and faith. They painted working people engaged in everyday tasks, alongside moments of high drama, a version of contemporary life that was often carefully constructed and staged. With over seventy works on display, many borrowed from private and public collections, this exhibition shows how the spaces inhabited by these 'model citizens' are orderly, offering them as examples for the nation as a whole. Exhibition curated by Mary O'Neill.--

A Singular Vision

Author : Alison James
ISBN : 1904537782
Genre : Art
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Biography of Dod Procter, artist known for her monumental figure paintings, sympathetic studies of the female form and the painting of still lifes.

Warm Covers

Author : Janet Rae
ISBN : 1908326905
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An overview of Scotland's rich engagement with textiles beginning with the manufacture of linen, wool and cotton in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland once had a flourishing industry in textiles and related products, ranging from sewing machines and thread to the manufacture of linen, wool and cotton. In the early 20th century it also developed a reputation for innovative needlework education and textile design. Both cloth and skills teaching were exported to an appreciative overseas market including North America. In her newest and most wide ranging book yet, Janet Rae uses quilts to illustrate the country's textile heritage and influence. The themes she explores include the artistic impact of Turkey Red, the first non-bleeding red dye, and the contribution of individual suffragettes in advancing textile design and competency. Warm Covers will appeal to a wide audience through its blend of the industrial, social and artistic history found in quilts. Personal stories of men and women quilt-makers up to the present day gives insight into a lasting heritage. The book is illustrated with 140 images from private and museum collections and stately homes."

The Power Of The Sea

Author : Christiana Payne
ISBN : 1908326573
Genre : Art
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A wonderfully evocative collection of paintings that capture the raw and powerful essence of the sea.

A Silence That Speaks

Author : Susan Soyinka
ISBN : 1780910614
Genre : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Remarkable story recounting the author's 18-year search for the truth of what happened to her mother's Viennese Jewish family during the Second World War. She also digs deep into her family's history, a journey which took her back 200 years and across four continents, and explores the impact that these events had on subsequent generations.


Author : Kris Wehrmeister
ISBN : 0692554173
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Fightball: Dying of Suck introduces Maj and Kallan, two wildly intelligent and hilarious sisters who navigate life from opposite ends of every point of view. On the surface a recounting of one family's move to Oregon, Fightball: Dying of Suck is in fact the greatest story of sisterhood ever told. Also, there is hyperbole.

Silent Witnesses

Author : Christiana Payne
ISBN : 1911408127
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In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, naturalists, poets and artists were united in their love of trees. William Gilpin began his influential 'Remarks on Forest Scenery' (1791) with the bold statement that ?It is no exaggerated praise to call a tree the grandest, and most beautiful of all the productions of the earth.? Illustrated books and tree portraits celebrated the beauty, antiquity and diversity of individual, and particularly ancient specimens. A wide range of drawing manuals showed artists and amateurs how to express their ?character? and ?anatomy?, as if they were human subjects. Paintings of woodland scenes provided welcome relief from city life, and studies of exotic trees reflected the growth of tourism and empire. The arrival of new species from all over the world aroused much excitement and scientific activity. At the same time, the native trees ? oak, ash, beech, elm ? acquired new resonance as emblems of the rural countryside. Many of Britain?s most important landscape painters, including Paul Sandby, John Constable, Samuel Palmer, Edward Lear, and the Pre-Raphaelites, made themselves experts in the drawing and painting of trees.

Inquisitive Eyes

Author : Gwen Yarker
ISBN : 1908326859
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