Landscape Oil by Sir Alfred Munnings, KCVO, PRA (1878-1959)
Landscape Oil by Sir Alfred Munnings, KCVO, PRA (1878-1959)
Landscape Oil by Sir Alfred Munnings, KCVO, PRA (1878-1959)
Landscape Oil by Sir Alfred Munnings, KCVO, PRA (1878-1959)
Landscape Oil by Sir Alfred Munnings, KCVO, PRA (1878-1959)

Landscape Oil by Sir Alfred Munnings, KCVO, PRA (1878-1959)

c. 1910 England

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Dusk Woodland Landscape, probably Cornwall (lNewlyn School) I Painted around 1900-1906
Signed and indistinctly dated.

Sir Alfred James Munnings, KCVO, PRA (8 October 1878 – 17 July 1959) was known as one of England's finest painters of horses & Landscapes, and as an outspoken critic of Modernism. President of the Royal Academy,Engaged by Lord Beaverbrook's Canadian War Memorials Fund, he earned several prestigious commissions after the Great War that made him wealthy.
Penlee House Gallery Museum exhibition 2009
Munnings was elected president of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1944. He was made a Knight Bachelor in 1944, and appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 1947 New Year Honours.His presidency is best known for the valedictory speech he gave in 1949, in which he attacked modernism. The broadcast was heard by millions of listeners to BBC radio. An evidently inebriated Munnings claimed that the work of Cézanne, Matisse and Picasso had corrupted art. He recalled that Winston Churchill had once said to him, "Alfred, if you met Picasso coming down the street would you join with me in kicking his ... something something?" to which Munnings said he replied, "Yes Sir, I would".

Munnings died at Castle House, Dedham, Essex, on 17 July 1959. After his death, his wife turned their home in Dedham into a museum of his work. The village pub in Mendham is named after him, as is a street there.

His immensely popular sporting art works have enjoyed popularity in the United States as well as the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Represented by agents Frost & Reed of London while he was alive, Munnings's works were bought by some of the wealthiest collectors of the day. As of 2007, the highest price paid for a Munnings painting was $7,848,000 for The Red Prince Mare, far above his previous auction record of $4,292,500 set at Christie's in December 1999. It was one of four works by Munnings in the auction. The Red Prince Mare is a 40 by 60 inches (100 by 150 cm) oil on canvas that was executed in 1921 and had an estimate of $4,000,000 to $6,000,000.

Munnings received many honours during his prolific career, including election to the Presidency of the Royal Academy in 1944, a Knighthood in 1945, and a personal award from the Sovereign in 1947, when he was created Knight of the Royal Victorian Order.

Museum Collections:
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Hove Museum, Brighton
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol
The Munnings Art Museum, Dedham
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool
Tate Britain, London
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
Palace House, Newmarket
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
External Height 72.00 cm (28.35 inches)
External Width 57.00 cm (22.44 inches)
External Depth 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Oil on canvas.
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