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A timeless talent, a national treasure and a record-breaking exhibition


Sunday, October 11th, 2020 - 53 minutes

6:16 - Yvonne Cresswell, Social History Curator at Manx National Heritage
24:39 - Anthony Bernbaum, the Peartree Collection - London
30:42 - Chris Hobdell and Mary Hobdell, The Archibald Knox Forum

There are plans gathering pace for an ambitious, multi-faceted, world-leading celebration of the life and work of Archibald Knox on the Isle of Man.

A timeless talent and a national treasure, the versatile creative from Cronkbourne village in Braddan remains 'totally undervalued', according to the forum set up in his name.

In this episode of Perspective, we hear all about the man himself - perhaps best known as an Art Nouveau Artist and Designer for Liberty and Co. in London - but so much more than that.

We hear about proposals by the Archibald Knox Forum for a project in four or five years’ time, to a scale never seen before.

We hear from Yvonne Cresswell, Curator of Social History at Manx National Heritage.

We also hear from Anthony Bernbaum of the Peartree Collection, a director of the former Archibald Knox Society, an international expert and a dealer of Knox works in London.