Sir Kyffin Williams 1918-2006
I had to fight very hard to get hold of this, it was the last of five sketches that came from a folder left to his gardener, the other sketches went for far more than I could afford but I got the last one. His paintings are now getting close to hitting a hundred thousand pounds and more, his value is only going one way and that is up.
Sir John “Kyffin” Williams, KBE, RA was a Welsh landscape painter who lived at Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll, on the Island of Anglesey. Williams is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century.
His works typically drew inspiration from the Welsh landscape and farmlands. His works may be seen in a permanent exhibition in the Oriel Kyffin Williams Gallery which opened in 2008 at Oriel Ynys in Llangefni, Anglesey, as well as at many other galleries elsewhere in Britain. He was president of the Royal Cambrian Academy and was appointed a member of the Royal Academy in 1974.
In 1995 Williams received the GlyndÅµr Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Wales during the Machynlleth Festival. He was awarded the OBE for his services to the arts in 1982 and a KBE in 1999.