Biography

Algernon Talmage RA (1871–1939) was a minor British Impressionist painter. He is best known for tutoring Emily Carr during her studies at St Ives in England when he lived and worked in his studio which was then called 'The Cabin' located on Westcotts Quay, St Ives. His criticism was a significant early influence on her work, encouraging her earliest forays into the forest paintings that would eventually become her trademark. Carr's vivid palette grew from his critical reminder that "there is sunlight in the shadows." The well-known Australian painter Will Ashton was another of his students.

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