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John Tunnard (1900-1971)

Painter, born at Sandy in Bedfordshire. He studied textile design at RCA, 1919-23 and during the 1920’s he was employed as a designer in the textile industry and also played jazz on a semi professional basis. In 1929 he began to paint and soon came under the painting and came under the influence of the Surrealist Movement. He settled in Cornwall in 1930 where he established a hand blocked silk printing business. His first solo exhibition was held at the Redfern Gallery, London in 1933 and from 1948 until retirement in 1964 he taught design at Penzance School of Art. In March 1939 Peggy Guggenheim gave Tunnard a show at her gallery Guggenheim Jeune in London. During this period he exhibited in group shows at the Zwemmer Gallery and Alex Reid & Lefevre.The British Council included his work in three exhibitions in Australia and South America between 1940 and 1949, and in 1944 the artist was given a one-person show at the Nierendorf G


Study of a Fossil
John Tunnard
Study of a Fossil  For sale
The Four  Elements
John Tunnard
The Four Elements  For sale
Orange Flame
John Tunnard
Orange Flame  For sale
A point on the horizon line
John Tunnard
A point on the horizon line  For sale
Abstract form of infinity
John Tunnard
Abstract form of infinity  Sold 
In Many Moons, 1966
John Tunnard
In Many Moons, 1966  Sold