The Archive of Tom Cross, Principal of Falmouth School of Art 1976-1987, is now available for research in the Library and Information Service at Penryn. The Collection contains some 50+ sketchbooks documenting the meticulous preparatory work undertaken throughout Cross’s 60-year career as a painter. His extensive work as an art historian, (with particular interest in the St Ives and Newlyn Schools), along with his time at Falmouth School of Art and as lecturer at the University of Reading, his extensive travels and life-long interest in architecture, are also well documented.
The Archive is a wonderful resource, with the vast possibilities for use still to be fully explored. There is much material of relevance to those interested in:
- all aspects of art history, particularly C20th movements in Cornwall
- Tom Cross’s own extensive work as an artist
- the history of Falmouth School of Art and University College Falmouth
as well as being of interest to those seeking inspiration for their own work.
The Collection is open to staff, students and members of the public on an appointment basis. For more information please Contact Us. Further information about Cross's life and work is available on the Tom Cross website and his books are available for loan via the library catalogue.