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date: 14 October 2019

Ashington group [pitmen painters]locked

(act. 1934–1983)
  • William Feaver

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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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