Country Celebrations

Kenneth Rowntree (1915 - 1997)

Lithograph

1953

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Country Celebrations
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Mongolia
    City: Ulaanbaatar
    Place: British Embassy
  • 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
    Country Celebrations
    Date
    1953
    Medium
    Lithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Royal College of Art, January 1954
    Inscription
    br: Kenneth Rowntree
    GAC number
    2532