Panel 7 – Alfred Palmer (1877-1951)
He was educated at Dulwich College and the Royal Academy, then furthered his studies in Paris. He exhibited regularly in both France and England.
Attracted by the quality of light in Purbeck, Palmer settled in Swanage in 1940, after a lifetime of travel and high achievement.
(Collection: Swanage Museum)
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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.
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Comments & Quotes“Mark Gertler painted Ballard Down and Old Harry rocks in 1916, while he was staying with his friend Montague Shearman at Peveril House in Swanage, a place he loved. ‘From every window one could paint a splendid picture,’ he wrote in a letter from there. Everything in this landscape enraptured Gertler...”