‘Smugglers, Sailors, Explorers and Eccentrics’ – talk at Fish Quay Heritage Centre by art gallery guide

Jean, currently Coordinator of Volunteer Guides at the Laing Art Gallery, will talk about the works of Henry Perlee Parker (1785-1873), who spent most of his working life in Newcastle and became one of the region’s best known artists.

His work recorded contemporary society at every level and featured coastal scenes of fisherfolk and smugglers in North Shields, Tynemouth and Cullercoats.

Jean said: “Henry Perlee Parker, nicknamed “Smuggler Parker” produced some
very interesting work and was one of the region’s best known artists. As well as
capturing likenesses of local rogues and vagabonds, he was instrumental in
setting up formal art exhibitions in the area.”

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