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John Tunnard

 (1900 - 1971)
John Tunnard was active/lived in United Kingdom.  John Tunnard is known for modernist, surralist painting, design.

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John Tunnard


Now recognized as an important English Surrealist, Nancy Wynne-Jones first met John Tunnard around 1960.  She was taken to his house in Lamorna Cove by fellow artist Michael Canney, after Tunnard had admired one of her paintings she had shown in Newlyn. Tunnard studied at the Royal College of Art while also playing in jazz bands in his youth.  He came to Cornwall in the early 1930’s and it wasn’t long before his first solo exhibition in the Redfern Gallery in 1933, where his early work showed a strong influence of the Neo-Romantics such as Graham Sutherland.  Both Tunnard and Nancy Wynne-Jones were inspired by the writing of Herbert Read.  In Nancy’s case is was Read’s Art Now, while Tunnard seems to have found a   ...  Displaying 750 of 1481 characters.



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About  John Tunnard

Born:  1900
Died:   1971
Known for:  modernist, surralist painting, design