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Norman Cornish: The Sketchbooks

16 November 2019 – 23 February 2020 

Dennyson Stoddart Gallery, Palace Green Library 

For the renowned North-Eastern artist Norman Cornish MBE (1919-2014), sketching was second nature and an inherent part of his everyday life. This exhibition of little seen sketchbooks will present a new dimension to the artist’s practice, focusing on his observations of life, landscapes, and family, revealing the inner artistic processes behind some of his most iconic works. 

This exhibition was supported by funding from Durham County Council and Arts Council England. 

Sketch drawing executed in black pen showing the upper torsos of two men sitting close together chatting, both are wearing flat caps, their heads together.

Norman Cornish, Sketch, courtesy of the artist’s estate.