KENNETH ROWNTREE (1915-1997)
WATER TOWERS, GEORGIA
signed and dated l.l.: Kenneth Rowntree/59
39 cm by 58.5 cm; 15 in by 23 in
The artist's family
Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition Fry Art Gallery Saffron Walden, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 2015, Cat.56, p103
Fry Art Gallery, Kenneth Rowntree, A Centenary Exhibition, 2015, no. 29
Rowntree was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant to travel to the USA in 1959, on which trip the present watercolour was executed. Following his return to Britain he was appointed professor of Fine Art at Newcastle University, his style taking a strikingly abstract direction in response to an experimental Newcastle art world that included Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore.
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