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.
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“In a narrow garret studio at the top of this house, Denis Lowson lived and painted for forty years. He was a colourful, endearing character familiar to all the residents of Swanage, and remembered by many visitors to the town as he sketched and painted on the cliffs and hills around the town. He called himself a Dorset painter, but he also travelled widely and regaled his many friends with vivid cartoons illustrating his adventures and recording life in all its comic diversity...”