“St Peter & St Paul, Little Saling” by Kenneth Rowntree – St Peter & St Paul Church, Bardfield Saling, Essex, UK
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N 51° 54.704 E 000° 26.963
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Quick Description: A painting of St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Bardfield Saling, looking East.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/22/2015 7:53:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMNDMQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Kenneth Rowntree was born into a Quaker family in Scarborough in 1915. He was educated at Bootham School, York and trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing and the Slade School of Fine Art. In the post war period he taught painting at the Royal College of Art. By 1959 he was appointed Professor of Fine Art at Newcastle University. He had five one man exhibitions in London between 1946 and 1970.

Between 1940 and 1943 the Government commissioned 60 artists, including Kenneth Rowntree, to record the face of Britain. Recording Britain succeeded in cataloguing significant places in 36 counties of England and Wales. Rowntree was active in Bedfordshire, Essex, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Wales. From 1942 to 1949 Rowntree lived in Great Bardfield and became part of the Great Bardfield group of artists, along with Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious.

In the post war period Rowntree collaborated with Clough and Ellis on the Vision of England Series, Rowntree illustrating the volumes on Norfolk and the Isle of Wight. In 1951 he painted murals for the Festival of Britain.

The watercolour painting, dates to 1942, is in the V &A collection. It is one of three paintings, the other two being of the interior of the church and the organ loft. The two paintings are included in the gallery for completeness. At the time of the visit the church was locked, making the external shot the only one possible.
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Artist: Kenneth Rowntree

Date of Painting: 1/1/1942

Date of Your Photograph: 2/21/2015

Medium of Painting: Watercolour

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