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Norman Garstin


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Artist Biography

Norman Garstin (1847-1926) was born in County Limerick, and as a boy enjoyed hunting and painting. He trained for two years as an architect, and then spent four years in the early 1870s in South Africa, first mining for diamonds, and then as co-founder of the ‘Cape Times’ newspaper, where he made his name as a talented journalist. However, shortly after his return to Ireland, he lost the sight of his right eye in a riding accident, which caused a crisis in his life and paradoxically prompted him to follow a career as an artist. He began his formal training as a painter in Antwerp in c.1878, and then moved to Paris, where he probably saw works by Pissarro, Gauguin and Manet, and where he met Degas, whose work he greatly admired. In 1882 he began exhibiting his work at the leading London galleries, and between 1883 and 1890 he travelled widely, to the South of France, Italy, Morocco (where his adventures provided material for a book), Spain and Canada. In 1890 he settled with his wife in Penzance, where he was to become a founder member of the Early Newlyn School. However straightened financial circumstances forced him to teach, to write articles, and to conduct sketching parties abroad, which left him too little time for painting.

Paper / Board

255gsm Art Paper

Our standard prints are reproduced on a premium semi matt finish paper. Its micro-porous resin coating provides exceptional colour accuracy and stability

315gsm Museum Quality Watercolour Art Board, Acid Free

Our watercolour board has a natural white finish with a slightly structured, soft-textured surface equivalent to a traditional etching fine art paper. The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high quality fine art reproduction with giclée technology. It is an archival quality paper with great colour accuracy.

Postage & Packaging

Standard Delivery

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3-5 working days for UK
4-7 working days for Europe
7-10 working days for USA, Canada, Fast East, Australasia and the rest of the world.

Delivery Prices

Standard UK delivery from £3.50
Europe & the rest of the world from £8.00
All prints will be tissue wrapped, bubble wrapped and packed into robust cardboard tubes.

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