Tom Cross Art

Tom Cross was well known as a painter, teacher and writer. He regularly exhibited his work after graduating from the Slade in the mid 1950's, as well as holding a number of educational positions culminating in Principal of Falmouth School of Art 1976-87.

Following retirement from Falmouth he continued to write, lecture and paint. One of his most important achievements was the publication of Painting The Warmth Of The Sun (first published in 1984), a book about the St Ives Modernist period that helped prepare the ground for the founding of the Tate Gallery in St Ives which opened in 1993.

Here, we celebrate his journey through a life of art.