image courtesy of Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance
Norman Garstin (1847-1926) was an Irish artist, teacher, art critic and journalist associated with the Newlyn School of painters. After completing his studies in Antwerp and Paris, Garstin travelled around Europe and painted some of his first professional paintings while on the journey. Garstin painted plein air and was influenced by Impressionism, Japanese works and James McNeill Whistler. He, along with his family moved to Newlyn in 1886 and became a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists, and he was a founding member of the Newlyn Art Gallery.
The Rain it Raineth Every Day is perhaps his best known work. The painting depicts the seafront between Newlyn and Penzance in Cornwall, in windy and rainy weather, with waves crashing onto the promenade. Among the buildings visible in the distance to the northeast are the Queens Hotel and St Mary's Church, Penzance.
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