Christopher (Kit) Wood
(1901 - 1930)
Christopher (Kit) Wood was active/lived in England, France. Christopher Wood is known for naive style landscape, figure, marine and still life painting.
Biography Christopher (Kit) Wood
Christopher Wood was born in Knowsley to Doctor Lucius and Clare Wood. He was educated at Marlborough College in Wiltshire, then briefly flirted with medicine and architecture at Liverpool University before pursuing an artistic career.
At Liverpool University, Wood met Augustus John, who encouraged him to be a painter. The French collector Alphonse Kahn invited him to Paris in 1920. From 1921 he trained as a painter at the Academie Julian* in Paris, where he met Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Georges Auric and Diaghilev. He traveled around Europe and north Africa between 1922 and 1924.
By the 1920s his father was running a General Practice in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, and Wood painted a series of canvases there including Displaying 750 of 6308 characters.
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