Sunday Painter | Kyffin Williams

Welsh painter and printmaker Kyffin Williams is this weekends Sunday Painter.  Famous for his thick, impasto style landscape paintings, Williams was also an impressive portraitist.

After being advised to take up art by a doctor on account of his ‘abnormality’ (epilepsy), he studied at the *Slade School, 1941–4. He taught at Highgate School, London, 1944–73, then retired to his native Anglesey. His most characteristic pictures are lyrical Welsh landscapes with simplified forms, the paint richly applied with the palette knife. He had numerous one-man exhibitions. His autobiography, Across the Straits, was published in 1973.
Text Source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)

“Williams, Sir Kyffin” A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art by Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith. Oxford University Press Inc. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press.