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Ashington group [pitmen painters] (act. 1934–1983)

William Feaver

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online October 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/98138

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Ashington group [pitmen painters] (act. 1934–1983), originated in October 1934 when men, mainly coalminers, from Ashington, Northumberland, began classes in art appreciation. It was a course without precedent in a mining village 16 miles, and a world away, from the nearest art gallery. The class, organized by the ...

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Subjects: Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction ; Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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