Landscape in Snow

William Townsend (1909 - 1973)

Oil on canvas

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Canada
    City: Ottawa
    Place: British High Commission
  • About the artist
    William Townsend, painter, was born in London and studied at the Slade School of Art between 1926 and 1929. He held his first solo exhibition at the Bloomsbury Gallery in 1931, and served as a battery officer in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War. From 1946 until 1949 Townsend taught part-time at Camberwell School of Art, before joining the teaching staff at the Slade School of Art, becoming Senior Lecturer in 1957. During the 1960s he focused more on journalism, for instance, broadcasting programmes on the BBC about townscapes. From 1966 he was head of painting at the Banff School, Alberta, Canada, and from 1968, he was Professor at University College London, responsible for the postgraduate department at the Slade. He died in Banff in 1973. Retrospective exhibitions of his work were held at the Tate Gallery (1976) and the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol (1978). His work can be found in the Tate Collection.
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  • Details
    Title
    Landscape in Snow
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 63.00 cm, width: 70.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Slade School of Fine Art, September 1957
    Inscription
    bl: TOWNSEND
    GAC number
    3891