Harold Swanwick ( 1866 - 1929), Rural Life & Landscapes
Towner Collection holds many of Harold Swanwick's works.
Andrew Forrest's book brings to new light the art of Harold Swanwick (1866-1929), whose paintings lovingly record aspects of the British landscape and rural life from the late nineteenth century until the 1920's. Swanwick's empathy with his subject-matter resonates with contemporary concerns for the natural environment and its preservation.
The book explores the Artist's training, influences, travels, themes, exhibitions and other key elements of his life - including his marriage and move from Cheshire to the village of Wilmington in Sussex. Here, in oils and watercolours, he evoked the rolling contours of the South Downs and the traditional farming practices that they nurtured.
Andrew Forrest was formally the Head of History at Woking Sixth Form College where he also taught Art History. He has written educational books on the Spanish Civil War and Vincent van Gogh. Andrew was President of the Society of Eastbourne Artists and was a long serving volunteer at Towner Art Gallery.
The proceeds of the sale of this book will be donated to Towner Trust Charity, in memory of Andrew Forrest (1947-2023).
Written by: Andrew Forrest
Format: Paperback, 184 pages, Publisher: Coniston Books, Publication year:2023
ISBN: 978 1 3999 5216 3