Snowdon in Autumn – Sir Kyffin Williams (Sold)

Signiture: Signed in initials KW lower left
Title: “Snowdon in Autumn”
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 20ins x 27ins (51cm x 69cm)


This earlier work of Kyffin Williams is one of his more beautiful colours compositions. In this scene he perfectly depicts the transition of the seasons from autumn into winter.

Artist Biography:

Sir Kyffin Williams RA, was a Welsh landscape and portrait painter who lived at Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll on the island of Anglesey. He is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century, as well as one of the most well regarded and loved artist in Britain. Kyffin was born in Llangefni, Anglesey into an old landed Anglesey family. He enrolled at London’s Slade School of Fine Art in 1941 and taught at the Highgate School in London, where he was a senior art master from 1944 until 1973. His pupils included the historian Sr Martin Gilbert, Royal Academicians Anthony Green, Patrick Procktor and composers John Tavener and John Rutter.

His work typically drew inspiration from the Welsh landscape, seascape and farmlands of Anglesey. He was incredibly good at capturing moments in time as seen from his unique perspective. Kyffin could easily recreate scenes from the sea, mountains to be transferred into canvas. His work may be seen in the permanent exhibition at Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey, as well as as many other galleries museums in Britain. He was awarded the OBE for his services to the arts in 1982 and knighted by the Queen in 1999.

Williams’ works are held in many museums and public collections including the Government Art Collection, the Arts Council and the National Museum of Wales.

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