Follow the trail of paintings of Swanage by its famous artists…
Get the Map!Download the Swanage Seen Trail Map by right-clicking here (Acrobat PDF format). Also available in print from local Tourist Information Offices.
Swanage has a rich cultural heritage: the beauty of the unique coastline and town have drawn artists of international stature to paint here, including Walter Field, Charles Conder, Paul Nash, Mark Gertler, Augustus John and Graham Sutherland.
Swanage Seen celebrates this with an Art Trail - a display panel, showing the painting, a portrait of the artist and a short biography, placed on or near the site from where the original picture was painted.
Comments & Quotes“Paul Nash, the well-known landscape painter and war artist, was educated at St Paul’s School in London. The descendant of lawyers and naval officers he decided to become an artist and studied at Chelsea Polytechnic and the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1914 he married Margaret Odeh. The couple retained Margaret’s small flat near King’s Cross while basing themselves in Sussex and Kent. From October 1934 to early in 1936 they lived in Swanage, first at Whitecliff Farm and then at No 2, The Parade...”