September 19th Moffat Peter Lindner (Death)

Birmingham – born Moffat Lindner (1852 – 1949) was a renowned maritime artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy, the last occasion being when he was 86 years old.

The son of an import/export trader, Maximilian Lindner,  Moffat studied art at the Slade School of Art and specialised in oils for his landscapes and watercolours for his maritime studies.

Lindner divided his time between London and St. Ives where he built his own house, ‘Chy-an-Porth’.  Associated with St. Ives for 60 years, he was one of the main links between the earliest days of the St. Ives School and the St. Ives post – War modernists.  His most significant contributions were nurturing upcoming artists such as Frances Hodgkins and the funding of the Porthmeor Studios which he bought from Barclays Bank enabling the establishment of the ‘Borlase Smart John Wells Trust’ created by John Wells (July 28th) and Borlase Smart (November 3rd).

Pictured is one of Hodgkins’ most famous works, Mr. and Mrs. Moffat Lindner & Hope (1916).



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