Kyffin Williams

Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) was a renowned Welsh artist, best known for his landscapes and portraits that captured the rugged beauty and spirit of his native North Wales. Williams attended the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1941 to 1944, where he studied under the famous British painter, Sir William Coldstream. After finishing his studies, Williams returned to Wales, where he became a teacher at Highgate School in London and later at Shrewsbury School.

Williams was best known for his landscapes, which often featured the stark mountains and rugged coastline of North Wales. He painted in a distinctive style, using thick layers of impasto to create texture and depth in his work. His portraits were also highly regarded, and he was commissioned to paint many notable figures, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. Throughout his career, Williams received many awards and honours for his contributions to the arts, including an OBE in 1982 and a CBE in 1999. In 1991, he was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, and in 2000, he was made a member of the Gorsedd of Bards, a Welsh cultural society.

Williams continued to paint until the end of his life, despite suffering from Parkinson's disease in his later years. He died on September 1, 2006, in Anglesey, leaving behind a rich legacy of that depicted the beauty of his homeland. 

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