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Artist name:

Alfred Munnings

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

Artwork title:


Artwork date(s): 1927
Artwork type: Painting
Medium: oil on canvas
Measurements: 863x1153
Inscription: Dated by the artist
Keywords: horse portrait; trainers; landscape

Reference ID: 1596

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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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