The Artist's Estate
Note: Encouraged by Ben Nicholson, the self-taught Tom Early became part of the St. Ives art colony in the late 1940s and 1950s. His first exhibitions, with Denis Mitchell, were held at the Castle Inn, St. Ives, and were followed by election to membership of the Penwith Society of Artists. Early's work quickly grew in confidence and sophistication, his paintings critically well received at a ground-breaking exhibition 'Fifteen Cornish Artists' at Heal's Mansard Gallery, London in 1951, at which he showed alongside Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Ben Nicholson, Terry Frost and other eminent St. Ives artists.
Tom Early: The Catalogued Work, Denys J. Wilcox & Michael Miller, Sansom & Co., Bristol, 2005, Cat. no. 71, p. 99