The Moelwyns from Aberglaslyn
WILLIAMS, Sir John Kyffin (1918 - 2006)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 76.2 x 38.1 cm
Acquired: 1963; Bequest; Margaret Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 2617
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
Born in Llangefni in Anglesey, Williams studied at the Slade. During his youth he thoroughly explored the mountains of North Wales, later recalling: 'When I became a painter I knew the other side of those mountains I was painting'. A Royal Academician, he is Wales's most distinguished living landscape painter. This view is south-east from the pass of Aberglaslyn near Beddgelert towards the Moelwyn mountains near Ffestiniog in Gwynedd. Margaret Davies purchased this painting in 1952.