Guy Worsdell (1908-1978)

Guy Worsdell (1908-1978) studied at the Central School of Art under Bernard Meninsky.  He then had further training in wood engraving from R.J. Beedham from 1936 to 1938. As a painter and printmaker his subjects were usually landscapes and railway subjects. He illustrated books including three for the Caravel Press (1951-2) and was elected Member in 1971. He produced two engravings for a Students Union pamphlet, Central Papers in 1930.  He exhibited at the John Whibley Gallery in London, Marjorie Parr Gallery in the Kings Road and the Castle Inn, St. Ives (run by Endell Mitchell, brother of Dennis Mitchell), where work was also shown by Barnes Graham, Sven Berlin, Terry Frost and Peter Lanyon. He was also included in the Arts Council Exhibition of 52 book illustrators.  He was a Member of the Penwith Society and had a studio at a former box factory at Carncrows above Porthgwidden beach. A portrait of William Heath Robinson by Guy Worsdell is on display at the National Portrait Gallery.