Kyffin (Sir John) Williams
(1918 - 2006)
Kyffin (Sir John) Williams was active/lived in Wales, United Kingdom. Kyffin Williams is known for modernist land-and seascape, portrait and figure painting.
Biography Kyffin (Sir John) Williams
Sir John "Kyffin" Williams, KBE, RA was a Welsh landscape painter who lived at Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll on the Island of Anglesey. Williams is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century.
Williams was born in Llangefni, Anglesey into an old landed Anglesey family. His father was a bank manager. Kyffin Williams was educated at Moreton Hall School then Shrewsbury School before joining the 6th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers as a lieutenant in 1937. After he failed a British Army medical examination in 1941 because of epilepsy, his doctor advised him to take up art for the sake of his health.
Despite academic difficulties, Williams enrolled at London's Slade School of Fine Art in 1941 and taught
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