Kyffin Williams

 

 
Biography
Sir Kyffin Williams - After being diagnosed with epilepsy, and deciding to shelve any plans of 'success' in the eyes of his family or the society into which he was born, Kyffin struggled through the entrance exams for the Slade School of Fine Art in London where he studied between 1941 and 1944 From these modest beginnings he developed as a painter, and cites Piero della Francesca as an important early influence.

Awarded an OBE and elected ARA in 1970, he became an RA in 1974. Kyffin Williams has continued his successful career and has become the most prominent and accessible Welsh artist of his generation. He sadly passed away on the 1st of September 2006.

Sir Kyffin Williams RA After being diagnosed with epilepsy, and deciding to shelve any plans of 'success' in the eyes of his family or the society into which he was born, Kyffin struggled through the entrance exams for the Slade School of Fine Art in London where he studied between 1941 and 1944 From these modest beginnings he developed as a painter, and cites Piero della Francesca as an important early influence. Awarded an OBE and elected ARA in 1970, he became an RA in 1974. Williams has continued his successful career and has become the most prominent and accessible Welsh artist of his generation. He sadly passed away on the 1st of September 2006

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