The Staithes Room

The Pannett Art Gallery has the only comprehensive display from The Staithes Group

The Staithes Group of Artists

John Atkinson 1863 - 1924, 'Egton Village Green'

Opening Times
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30
Closed
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30

Open throughout the year except for Christmas and New Year Holidays. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday & Half Term.

Established in 1894 The Staithes group of artists were a select group who exhibited together first in Staithes and later in Whitby, until 1909. They painted mainly local and domestic scenes and were part of the English Impressionist movement.

They came from Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham and a number from even further afield. Some settled in Staithes and the surrounding area; others spent only the summer there. At least ten of them had studied at the Académie Julian in Paris and a number more at other continental studios. This was at a time when the Barbizon School had exerted its influence on the French Impressionist artists and plein air painting was becoming increasingly popular with painters. Yorkshire had its own Impressionist artists to emulate, particularly Scarborough-born Henry Barlow Carter and George Weatherill who came from Staithes itself. Exposure to the work of artists from Newlyn added to this rich blend of influences which ran through the work of all members of the Staithes Group.

The Pannett Art Gallery has the only comprehensive display, which includes a contribution from each member of this group, on permanent display.

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