Bernard Evans lived in Newlyn and this painting was one of many that he made of its fish industry. The painting to the left (archive reference 3663) depicts women at work for the Cornish Canners which was Shippam’s Factory on the Strand which closed in 1988.
Bernard Evans represents one of a long tradition of Newlyn Artists who have been involved with the Newlyn Society of Artists which was founded by members of the earlier Newlyn Colony. Today many artists work in Newlyn. This part of the archive documents the history of artists in Newlyn since WW1. It contains books, cards, DVDs, invitations to private views, prints and photos and is growing daily as material from the West Cornwall Art Archive is integrated into the catalogue.