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Bryan Pearce Bequest

Sir Ferrers Vyvyan, Chairman of the Royal Institute of Cornwall’s Board of Trustees, formally accepted a bequest by the late Bryan Pearce on Thursday 6 September, 2007 in the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro.

Sir Alan Bowness, one of Bryan’s Trustees and an executor of his estate, said: ‘Bryan was very aware of his Cornish ancestry, and proud of the fact that his family had always lived in St Ives. From an early date his mother, Mary Pearce, kept back some of his best pictures in the hope that they would eventually be given to the people of Cornwall for their enjoyment. Bryan’s Trustees and beneficiaries are delighted that this now substantial collection of his work has been accepted by the Royal Institution of Cornwall.’

The collection reflects the artist’s work from his earliest watercolours made at the St Ives School of Painting in the early 1950s to the present time, including the last oil painting that he was working on in December 2006, only a few weeks before his death in early January 2007.

St Ives Parish Church

St Ives Parish Church, 1971
oil on board 28 x 22 inches (711 x 559mm)

It comprises nine watercolours, twenty-seven oil paintings, two pen and ink drawings, three conté crayon drawings and eleven etchings. Also included in the bequest is a portrait of the artist by Jason Walker painted from life in 2005 and a bronze head made by the Australian sculptor Barbara Tribe in 1976.

At the same time the bequest includes several photographs of Bryan as well as a few objects that he used regularly in his still-life drawings and paintings.

‘We are delighted that Bryan Pearce made this bequest’, said Lucinda Middleton, the Royal Cornwall Museum’s Fine and Decorative Art Curator. ‘It is a very important body of work which, thanks to his generosity, will now be accessible to members of the public’.

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Greetings Cards

Two quality greetings cards with envelopes reproduced from recent Bryan Pearce paintings have been produced to raise funds for NSPKU:

Daffodils On The Window Sill, 1996
St Ives From The Tate Gallery Restaurant, 1999

Costing 60p each, plus postage and packing, they can be ordered from:

Mrs Sara Bartlett
The Corner House
2 Stamford Road
Lincolnshire NG33 5JD

Postage and packing costs:

Order value up to £2.00 - 50p
Order value £2.01 - £6.00 - £1.00
Order value £6.01 - £10.00 - £2.00

Cheques and postal orders made payable to: 'NSPKU'

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We would love to hear from you if:

You would like to know more about Bryan Pearce
You have any information about any of Bryan's work
You own any oil paintings or conte drawings

Please contact us at

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The following commercial galleries have work by Bryan Pearce for sale. If you have any of Bryan's work for sale, please contact us at

Archeus Fine Art
3 Albermarle Street, London W1S 4HE
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7499 9755

Beaux Arts
York Street, Bath BA1 1NG
Telephone: +44 (0) 1225 464850

Belgrave Gallery
Belgrave Gallery, Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE
Telephone: +44 (0)1736 794888

Julia Mills Gallery and Workshop
Fore Street, Porthleven, TR13 9DT
Telephone: 01326 569340

Lemon Street Gallery
13 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2LS
Telephone: +44 (0)1872 275757

The New Craftsman
24 Fore Street, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1HE
Telephone +44 (0)1736 795652

Newlyn Art Gallery
New Road, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5PZ
With links to Newlyn Society of Artists
Telephone: +44 (0)1736 363715

New Street Gallery
New Street Gallery, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LP
Telephone: +44 (0)1752 221450

White Space Contemporary Art
72 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5RU
Telephone: +44 (0)1803 864088


For a list of public galleries exhibiting Bryan's work, please see the Public Exhibitions section.

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Association of British Naive Artists

The NSPKU exists to help and support people with Phenylketonuria, their families and carers.

Distributes many of the publications featured on this site

Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

St Ives Trust Archive Study Centre
A charitable organisation which educates the public in the history, architecture, geography and natural history of St Ives and district including a large number of files on artists, galleries, art societies and Tate St Ives. copyright Bryan Pearce 2002

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