Joseph Baker Fountain's Knaresborough and
11 July to 15 November 2015
Joseph Baker Fountain (1907-1992) was a Knaresborough bricklayer and builder who became an artist aged 52.
His meticulously painted views of Knaresborough attracted many admirers. In 1986 he donated all of his work to Harrogate Borough Council and this is your chance to see a wide selection of his paintings and ceramics.
A new book Joseph Baker Fountain's Knaresborough & Other Paintings from the Harrogate Fine Art Collection by Jane Sellars is launched with this exhibition. The book is available from the Mercer Art Gallery shop for £9.95 or by mail order plus £5 p&p.
Wednesday 12th August at 2pm
Joseph Baker Fountain Tour of Knaresborough
A tour around Knaresborough looking at the sites that inspired local artist Joseph Baker Fountain. The tour will discuss his artworks and how Knaresborough has changed since he painted them. To coincide with an exhibition of his work at theMercer Art Gallery
Meet at Knaresborough Castle.
Monday 7th September at 2pm
This is my Town: Joseph Baker Fountain’s Knaresborough
Joseph Baker Fountain (1907-1992) was an artist with no professional training and huge confidence in his own ability. Fountain’s laboriously painted views of Knaresborough, with its old red brick houses clambering up the hill to the ancient ruined Castle, attracted many admirers. Jane Sellars, author of a new book on J B Fountain examines the strength of his appeal.
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