Nightpiece, Putney Bridge

Kenneth Rowntree (1915 - 1997)

Oil on board

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Whitehall
  • About the artist
    Born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, Kenneth Rowntree studied at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford (1930–34) and the Slade School of Art (1934–35). During the War he participated in the ‘Recording Britain’ project and was an Official War Artist. His first solo show in London (1946) was later followed by shows in Oxford, Newcastle and Newton. He joined the Society of Mural Painters and taught this subject at the Royal College of Art (1948–58). He made murals for ships and the British Pavilion, Brussels International Exhibition (1958). He taught in London and Oxford (1949–58) and won a Ford Foundation grant (USA, 1959). Professor of Fine Art at the University of Newcastle (1959–80), Rowntree’s works are in public collections including the Tate.
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  • Details
    Title
    Nightpiece, Putney Bridge
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on board
    Dimensions
    height: 76.40 cm, width: 63.60 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the New Art Centre, March 1975
    Inscription
    none visible
    GAC number
    11858