British painter Norman Cornish exhibition

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Edward Street, Man walking dogs, by Norman Cornish

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

MIKE QUILLE is impressed and moved by an artist who recorded magnificently the world he belonged to

Saturday 26TH October 2013

The Lost World Of Norman Cornish

University Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

5 Stars

In his recent Reith lecture, artist Grayson Perry explained how the art world is dominated by small cliques of curators, collectors, critics and gallery owners.

Between them they agree what is and is not “good” art and what will and will not be promoted, purchased and exhibited in the big public galleries for we ordinary mortals to see.

This metropolitan, elitist consensus has traditionally ignored or marginalised art about industrial working-class life in the north. As Christine Lindey recently pointed out in this paper, it happened to LS Lowry for many years and it’s still happening to the art of Norman Cornish.

The fact that such art is lost from…

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