Roy Conn b.1931

Roy Conn b.1931

Code: PIC10161480


W: 260cm (102.4")H: 152cm (59.8")D: 2cm (0.8")


Oil on three canvases, signed, dated and titled on back.

Conn’s early training was in structural engineering but by his mid twenties he was painting seriously. In the 1950’s he showed with The London Group (along with Victor Passmore, Kenneth and Mary Martin and others) and exhibited in several of the John Moore’s Liverpool Exhibitions. In 1958 he moved to St. Ives and became a member of the Penwith Society, exhibiting at their gallery and the Fore Street Gallery in the early 1960’s. In 1959 Conn was elected a full member of the Penwith Society of Arts.

His solo shows included the Rowan Gallery, London on 1966 and the Amolfini Gallery, Bristol on 1969. His work is on several public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Contemporary Art Society and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Conn’s academic career included teaching and visiting lecturer at Plymouth College of Art and Falmouth School of Art.


1966 Rowan Gallery, London

1969 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol



Belgrave Gallery, London and St. Ives

Katharine House Gallery, Marlborough

The London Group New Vision Centre, London

John Moores, Liverpool

Bradford City Art Gallery

New Burlington Galleries,

London Tate,

St. Ives Broadbent

London Fore Street Gallery

St Ives Penwith Gallery St Ives



The Contemporary Art Society

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Victoria & Albert Museum

Cornwall Education Authority

The Inde Cooper Collection

Cornwall Council Collection

Also in many private collections in the UK and abroad.