Sir Alfred James Munnings
(1878 - 1959)
Sir Alfred James Munnings was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Sir Alfred James Munnings is known for equestrian genre, horse portraits, lithography.
Reflections on the past: a self-portrait
Biography Sir Alfred James Munnings
Sir Alfred James Munnings KCVO, PRA (8 October 1878-17 July 1959) was known as one of England's finest painters of horses, and as an outspoken enemy of Modernism. Engaged by Lord Beaverbrook's Canadian War Memorials Fund, he earned several prestigious commissions after the Great War that made him wealthy.
Alfred Munnings was born 8 October 1878 at Mendham, Suffolk across the River Waveney from Harleston in Norfolk. At fourteen he was apprenticed to a Norwich printer, designing and drawing advertising posters for the next six years, attending the Norwich School of Art in his spare time. When his apprenticeship ended, he became a full time painter. The loss of sight in his right eye in an accident in 1898 did not deflect his determinat
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