Modern British Art by Kenneth Rowntree: Still life with Water Jug at Levisham, 1950s |


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Kenneth Rowntree:
Still life with Water Jug at Levisham, 1950s

Framed (ref: 6461)

39 x 57 cm

Tags: still lives Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition

Provenance: The Artist's Family

Literature: Kenneth Rowntree, A Centenary Exhibition, Moore-Gwyn Fine Art and Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, 2015, Cat. 25, p.54

Exhibited: Fry Art Gallery, Kenneth Rowntree, A Centenary Exhibition, 2015, no 22

The same chair appears in a larger oil painting. Open-Air Still-Life, Levisham, 1954
(see Milner pp. 47–48).

Ravilious was  the single most enduring influence on Rowntree's figurative work and often created compositions around similar motifs:

Rowntree first met Ravilious when he enrolled as a student at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, where the latter was teaching part-time, and his example remained an enduring influence throughout the younger man’s life. Their friendship prompted the Rowntrees to settle in Great Bardfield at the beginning of the Second World War and it was memories of Great Bardfield that inspired the School Print, Tractor and Landscape, which proved to be one of the most popular exhibits in the ‘Britain Can Make It’ exhibitions at the V&A in 1946 and continues to have enduring appeal. Peyton Skipwith, Country Life, Stylistic Switchbacks, August 2015

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