SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS
Williams was one of the great Welsh artists of the twentieth-century, his paintings captured the majestic landscapes of his native land. The art of Sir Kyffin Williams captured the imagination of the Welsh public.
His dark, monumental landscapes of Snowdonia came to assume an iconic status and so too did the man, affectionately known simply as Kyffin. But, as a Royal Academician since 1974, his work was also familiar far beyond Wales and much sought after.
The North Wales of his upbringing, the mountains that he had roamed, first as a boy with his dog, later walking with the hounds, demanded to be drawn or painted and its farmland and the stone walls that defined his early world would define his drawings.