Sir Kyffin Williams

Born in 1918 in Anglesey, Wales, Sir Kyffin Williams studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1941 to 1944. He went on to become the Senior Art Master at Highgate School from 1944 to 1973. In 1968 he gained a Winston Churchill Fellowship to record the Welsh communities in Patagonia. Sir Kyffin's first one-man exhibition was held at P & D Colnaghi, London, in 1949. Solo exhibitions were held at the Leicester Galleries, London, Glynn Vivian Museum & Art Gallery, Swansea, and the Tegfryn Gallery, Menai Bridge. He exhibited at the Thackeray Gallery, London biennially from 1975.

A portraits retrospective was held at Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni in 1993. Sir Kyffin was President of the Royal Cambrian Academy from 1969 to 1976, and again from 1992. He was elected RA in 1974. He was made an Honorary Fellow of University College, Swansea (1989), University College, Bangor (1991) and University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1992). In 1991 he received the Medal of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. Sir Kyffin died in September, 2006.


Penyrgraigwen
Photolithograph 2005
Number 55 of edition of 100
signed
73 x 33cm
695


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