|ARTIST:||Peter Kuhfeld RP, NEAC.|
|DATES:||British b. 1952|
|TITLE:||Model Resting I|
|MEDIUM:||Oil on panel|
|SIZE:||24 x 30 cm|
|REMARKS:||Signed lower right|
Peter KUHFELD RP, NEAC.
British b. 1952
Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1952, Peter Kuhfeld held an interest in art from his early school days. His art education began at Leicester School of Art before he became an art student at the Royal Academy Schools from 1977 - 1980, where he had the fortune of being taught by such renowned artists as Peter Greenham, Norman Blamey and Ruskin Spear.
The central and fundamental tool that Kuhfeld believes he acquired through his Academy training was the ability "to really look at things." This is indeed evident in his work to date. His vibrant and enchanting canvases manage to accurately transcribe both the linear reality and atmospheric quality of any given scene.
Inspired by the likes of Rembrandt, Titian and Velázquez, like his admired masters Kuhfeld consistently produces work whereby the sketchy strokes of the brush faithfully capture stunning light effects, a richness of colour and plasticity of form.
Following in the rich tradition of Royal Academy artists, Kuhfeld's nudes are rendered with careful attention to the play of light as it dances across the body from open doors and windows, or is reflected off antique mirrors. The intertwining effects of light and shadow throughout Kuhfeld's canvases possess the nebulous quality of a fleeting moment, yet are paradoxically preserved in paint for generations to come.
In 1976 he became an art teacher at Rugby School. Since the early 1980s Kuhfeld has held numerous solo shows throughout England including one at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. He was elected member of the New English Art Club in 1986 and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1993.
Kuhfeld accompanied HRH The Prince of Wales on trips to Africa and Japan; some of the resulting paintings were included in a notable Peter Kuhfeld exhibition held at Agnews in Old Bond Street in 1991. He also painted a portrait of Prince Charles which is held in the Prince's personal art collection.
Kuhfeld's work is currently held in a variety of eminent private and public collections including those of H. M. The Queen, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, The National Trust, Sir Brinsley Ford, Sabanci S. A., The Faringdon Collection and Baring Asset Management.
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