|ARTIST:||Peter Kuhfeld RP, NEAC.|
|DATES:||British b. 1952|
|TITLE:||The Music Stand|
|MEDIUM:||Oil on canvas|
|SIZE:||31 x 41 cm|
|REMARKS:||signed lower left|
Peter Kuhfeld RP, NEAC
British b. 1952
Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1952, Peter Kuhfeld held an interest in art starting from his school days. His early art education was completed at Leicester School of Art before becoming an art student at the Royal Academy Schools from 1977 - 1980 where he had the fortune of being taught be 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 Velazquez, Kuhfeld like his admired masters, consistently produces work whereby the sketchy strokes of the brush faithfully capture stunning light effects, a richness of colour and a 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, 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 took the position of teacher of art at Rugby School.
Peter Kuhfeld has held numerous solo shows throughout England since the early 1980s including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions.
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.
Kufeld's work is currently held in a variety of eminent private and public collections including H.M. The Queen, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, The National Trust, Sir Brinsley Ford, The Faringdon Collection and Mercury Asset Management.
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