Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) was regarded as one of the defining artist of the twentieth century. When he was young, he was diagnosed with epilepsy and told by his doctor to take up painting. He later applied for the art college Slade School of Fine Art. He was interviewed for a position by professor Randolph schawbe. Schwabe told Kyffin he couldn't draw and told him he could stay for one term, but because WWII was going on few men were around. So, then kyffin was allowed to stay for two more terms, then a year. Kyffin also stated that he found it interesting that he took up painting for his health; to do it in a non complicated matter. But, he ended up feeling awful when he couldn't paint, thus realizing he was a painter. Kyffin later taught at Highgate school from 1944 to 1973 until he retired. in 1974, he was elected into the Royal Academy and Knighted in 1999. He used his elevated status to campaign at a national art gallery. Eventually, kyffin died on September 1, 2006 after a long battle with cancer.
A piece of Sir Kyffin Williams work
My artwork was supposed represent Kyffin's work. My artwork looks almost thick and represents a small village. value of my artwork stands out the most. To make my painting I used acrylic paint. I used a paint brush and pop-sickle stick to paint. The pop-sickle stick was used to make a rough look to the artwork. Kyffin Williams used oil paint, so I tried to use acrylic to substitute. My picture, Green Grass Village, has no particular message. My emphasis in this photo is the road. my unity is the grass. I have a small range of value. I used mostly dark colors and mixed colors to get them darker.