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Sir George CLAUSEN (1852 - 1944) Another one who largely rejected his principle teachers methods in favour of the ‘realism’ of Bastien-Lepage. Along with Stanhope-Forbes, Clausen became one of the founder members of the Newlyn school of painters - the English version of Bastien-Lepage’s Breton School (or the ‘black school’ as it was unkindly referred to in France).