The Haddock Center

The Haddock Center, a 501 (c)(3) corporation, was founded by Gerald Haddock to promote art, education, and scholarship in the community, focusing on the preservation, study, and analysis of the paintings of Stanhope Alexander Forbes. Forbes was the father of the Newlyn School of Painting, which depicted a revolution in British Impressionism. Forbes was a plein air painter who found beauty in the ordinary. He worked outdoors and painted scenes from the everyday lives of the working class. His work captures the struggles and joys of the human spirit. 

However the work of Forbes and other artists from the Newlyn School had been largely forgotten until recently. According to an article in the Western Morning News, the works Forbes and other artists of the Newlyn School were not highly prized paintings; many of the works were "stripped from frames and discarded or allowed to decay." (Read the full article HERE). 

Once the Tate Gallery in London reappraised the Newlyn artists in the mid-1970's, interest in the Newlyn School of Art has grown and continues to grow. In June 2000 one of Forbes paintings was sold at an auction for £1.1 million, a record price for any of his works (see the Cornishman article HERE). 

Antique Dealer and Collectors Guide noticed the rising popularity of paintings from the Newlyn School. An article in the December issue notes that the paintings by Newlyn artists are rapidly becoming more desirable for art lovers and collectors. The article, available HERE, includes a Forbes painting owned by Gerald Haddock,  A Son of the Sea, which (at the time of publication) had quadrupled in value since its purchase. The excitement and interest in the Newlyn School of Art has only grown stronger over the years.

The Haddock Center has exhibited thirteen paintings from the Newlyn School of Painting, all of which are owned either by The Haddock Center or The Center's President, Gerald Haddock.
For more information on The Haddock Center, please contact Haddock Investments at 817-885-8390.

For more information on the Newlyn School of Painting, please visit the website of the Penlee House Gallery and Museum at
London Exhibition of Newlyn Artists

Beginning January 26, 2013, Two Temple Place in London will host an exhibition of paintings produced by Newlyn artists. "Amongst Heroes: the artist in working Cornwall" explores the unique artistic depictions of Cornish men and woman during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One of the artists showcased is Stanhope Alexander Forbes, whose work is also on display at The Haddock Center.

Gerald Haddock, representing the Haddock Center, will visit this extraordinary exhibit while in London in February. The Haddock Center is excited to visit Two Temple Place while the exhibit is showcased. The exhibition runs until April 14, 2013 and admission is free.

To learn more about the exhibit and Two Temple Place, visit
A Quiet Pipe
Walter Langley

The most recent addition to The Haddock Center is a painting by Walter Langley. Acquired in 2012 from a private collection in Europe, this piece is entitled
 A Quiet Pipe. The oil on canvas is another stunning painting from the Newlyn School of Painting.
In Faith and Hope the World will Disagree. But all Mankind's concern is Charity
Walter Langley, 1897
*On loan from Gerald Haddock

In an essay, Leo Tolstoy referred to this painting as an example of “true art”:

“…a picture by Langley, showing a stray beggar boy, who has 

evidently been called in by a woman who has taken pity on 

him. The boy, pitifully drawing his bare feet under the bench 

is eating; the woman is looking on, probably considering 

whether he will not want some more; and a girl of about 

seven, leaning on her arm, is carefully and seriously looking 

on, not taking her eyes from the hungry boy and is evidently 

understanding for the first time what poverty is and what 

inequality among people is, and asking herself why she has 

everything provided for her while this boy goes barefoot 

and hungry? She feels sorry and yet pleased, and she 

loves both the boy and goodness… One feels that the artist 

loved this girl and that she too loves. And this picture, by an 

artist who, I think, is not very widely known, is an admirable 

and true work of art.”

Leo Tolstoy, What is Art and Essays on Art 225 (Alymer Maude trans., Oxford University Press 1930) (1898)

The Skipper's Wooing
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1897
Harbor at Cornwall
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1910

Study for the Fleet in Sight
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1911

The New Mount
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1919

The Balcony, Cahors
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1925
Sir George Clausen

Feeding the Chickens
Stanhope Alexander Forbes

A Street Harmony
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1921

Son of Sea
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1910

Three Generations
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1915

The Bridge at Gweek
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1925