Sir Kyffin Williams

Sir Kyffin Williams KBE RA was born in Llangefni, Anglesey, and was educated at Shrewsbury School before joining the 6th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers as a lieutenant in 1937. After failing a British Army medical examination in 1941 (due to epilepsy), doctors advised him to become an artist, and so began the career of one of Wales' most prolific artists. Sir Kyffin enrolled at London's Slade School of Fine Art in 1941 and taught art at Highgate School, London, where he was senior art master from 1944 until 1973. His pupils included Royal Academicians Anthony Green and Patrick Procktor and composers John Tavener and John Rutter. He died on September 1, 2006, aged 88.


Sir Kyffin Williams
Snowdonia
Ink and wash
28 x 22 cm
poa


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