Tom McGuinness
(1926-2006)

Died aged c. 80

Tom McGuinness (1926–2006) was a British coal miner and artist. At 18 he was conscripted as a Bevin Boy during World War II, and later studied at the , and was one of the artists at the Spennymoor Settlement, where his contemporaries included Norman Cornish, and . In 2018 Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, exhibited his painting of Murton colliery in County Durham in her office. This is the same county as the other places mentioned (above) in his career.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Tom McGuinness 1926-2006 painter [full inscription unknown]

18 Short Street, Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom where they was

Home of the Spennymoor Settlement (The Pitman's Academy) since 1939. Under the inspiration of Warden Bill Farrell, this became the creative birthplace of eminent artists, writers and journalists, including: Norman Cornish MBE, Tom McGuinness, Sid Chaplin OBE and Arnold Hadwin OBE

The Spennymoor Settlement, Spennymoor, United Kingdom where they studied