• I have recently been in St Ives, undertaking research for a new book.

I am keen to hear from anyone who has information about the artist Michael Broido (1927-2013), who was in St Ives during the 1950s and 60s. Please email me if you have work or any information on the artist.

Broido was a member of the Penwith Society and associated with many St Ives artists, including Patrick Heron, Bryan Wynter and Alan Lowndes. There is some information on him on the following link:


• Whilst in St Ives I was invited to give a talk at this year’s St Ives Festival. The talk will take place mid-September, and will focus on my current research. Further details will follow.


Photograph: View from the artist John Emmanuel’s studio overlooking Porthmeor Beach. © Ian Massey

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