Books and Publications

Tom Cross was well known as a painter, teacher and writer. He exhibited his work regularly after graduating from The Slade (mid 1950s) as well as holding a number of educational positions culminating in Principal of Falmouth School of Art (1976 - 1987). 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 1984) a book about the St Ives Modernist period that helped prepare the ground for the founding of the Tate Gallery in St Ives (opened 1993).


How Impressionism Began, Welsh Arts Council for the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff 1960.

Ceri Richards, The Royal National Eisteddford of Wales, Cardiff 1961.

Josef Herman, The Royal National Eisteddford of Wales, Llanelli 1962.

British art and The Modern Movement, The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. Graham Sutherland - Drawings of Wales, Welsh Arts Council, Cardiff 1963.

Two painters: Brenda Chamberlain and Ernest Zobole, Welsh Arts Council Cardiff 1963.

John Piper In Wales, Welsh Arts Council, Cardiff 1964.

The Slade Tradition, Fine Art Society, London 1971

Colour, Exhibition and Catalogue, Southern Arts, 1976.

Art In The Making, Exhibition catalogue for South West Arts.

Painting in the Warmth or the Sun- St Ives Artists 1930 -1975,

Alison Hodge Penzance, Lutterworth Press, Cambridge 1984,

Halsgrove 1995. Painting in the Warmth or the Sun, Script for three one-hour programmes based on the book, Television South West for Channel 4, 1984.

Artists and Bohemians, 100 years with the Chelsea Arts Club, Quiller Press, London, 1992.

Artists From Cornwall, Introduction to exhibition catalogue, Royal West of England Academy 1992.

The Shining Sands, Artists in Newlyn and St Ives 1880-1930, WestcountryBooks, Tiverton and Lutterworth Press, Cambridge 1994.

The Artists of St Ives for NADFAS NEWS, Autumn/Winter 1995. Orientalism 1997.

Introduction to the catalogue for the New Orientalist exhibition at the Majlis Gallery Dubia. The Artists of Newlyn, entry for the New Dictionary of National Biography. Catching the Wave - Contemporary Art and Artists in Cornwall from 1975 to the Present, Halsgrove November 2002.

'Helford - A River and some landscapes' Halsgrove 2005.

'The Artist Who Loved Boats' Halsgrove 2006.