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Artist name:

Alfred Munnings


Artist date(s): 1878-1959
Artist nationality: British

Artwork title:

Son-In-Law


Artwork date(s): 1927
Artwork type: Drawing
Medium: pencil
Measurements: 217x265
Inscription: Signed and dated by the artist
Keywords: racing; horse portrait; written notes; study of head and muzzle

Reference ID: 1527

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Biography

At an early age, Munnings was apprenticed to a firm of Norwich lithographers while simultaneously taking evening classes at the Norwich School of Art. He developed a blond palette and broad painting technique which testified to an interest in French Impressionism. A brief part of his career was spent in the vicinity of Cornwall’s Newlyn group of artists, whose work he admired. He specialised in views of the rural life, with particular emphasis on hunting and racing pictures. He was made President of the Royal Academy and knighted in 1944. He continued to paint and to receive prestigious commissions until close to his death in 1959.



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