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   Samuel John "Lamorna" Birch RA, RWS (June 7, 1869 – January 7, 1955) was an artist in oils and watercolors. At the suggestion of fellow artist Stanhope Forbes, Birch adopted the soubriquet "Lamorna" to distinguish himself from Lionel Birch, an artist who was also working in the area at that time.
Lamorna Birch was born in Egremont in Wallasey, Cheshire, England. He was self-taught as an artist, other than for a brief period of study at the Academie Colarossi in Paris during 1895.

Samuel Birch


Personal Details


Samuel John "Lamorna" Birch

Place of birth

Egremont in Wallasey, Cheshire, England

Date of Birth

June 7, 1869

Date of Death

January 7, 1955




   He is thought of as a painter of northern England, but his most important period was when he settled in Lamorna, Cornwall in 1902, and many of his most famous pictures date from this time and the beautiful Lamorna Cove is usually their subject matter.

   He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1892. He held his first one man exhibition at the Fine Art Society in 1906. He is said to have produced more than 20,000 pictures.

Works Of Samuel John "Lamorna" Birch:

Work done Sameul Birch

Work done Samuel Birch