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Kenneth Rowntree

Born 1915, Scarborough, Yorkshire.  Died 1997.

Kenneth Rowntree went to the Ruskin School Of Drawing in Oxford from 1930-34 and to the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1934-35.  During World War II he was an official war artist and participated in the Pilgrim Trust Recording Britain project that sought to record the ancient buildings that might be destroyed by warfare or invasion.

He became a member of the Society of Mural Painters in 1943 and taught mural painting at the Royal College of Art in London from 1948-58.  Commissioned murals include the Barclay School, Stevenage in 1946 and the British Pavilion at Brussels International Exhibition in 1958.  He was appointed Professor of Fine Art in the University of Durham from 1959-80.

His work is held in the collections of the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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