The Hodgson Collection of paintings bequeathed to Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange raised £2,740 when they were recently sold in Lay’s Auctioneers Fine Art sale.

The works by Cornish artists Michael Praed, Ken Symonds and Roger Curtis, were acquired by Neville Hodgson, a keen collector of art and a friend of both Michael Praed and Ken Symonds.

Neville Hodgson lived, worked, and raised his family in Penzance. The paintings were donated to the gallery by his family because Newlyn Art Gallery was a place close to his heart, and the works were exhibited at the Gallery before being sold.

The family wish the proceeds of the sale to be used to support the gallery’s work with young people.

Tamsin Young, Development Manager at Newlyn Art Gallery said: “We are thrilled that the works exceeded their guide prices and raised more than £2,700 towards our work with young people, schools, and families. We are so grateful to Neville’s daughters for their generosity, and we hope that this legacy commemorates his fondness for Newlyn Art Gallery and the creativity of West Cornwall. Thanks also to Lay’s who waived their commission on these sales.”

If you are considering leaving a legacy to Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, please contact Tamsin Young, Development Manager, for an informal chat.