- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Gollancz; 1st edition (30 Jun. 1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0575028688
- ISBN-13: 978-0575028685
- Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.2 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Portrait of a Country Artist: C.F.Tunnicliffe, 1901-79 Hardcover – 30 Jun 1980
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
A chronological collection of Tunnicliffe's art
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Tunnicliffe was a modest man and one who took on more work than he could easily do, for less than it was worth. His ability was apparent from an early age, and developed along a clear path through his life. If you are already an admirer of his work, you'll find this book a joy; it is crammed with high quality illustrations of every aspect of Tunnicliffe's work, from early etchings to the exquisite exhibition watercolours which display his natural feeling for design. If you are new to him, you will find your breath taken away.
For Tunnicliffe wasn't just especially talented at portraying living animals in a very lifelike way. Each drawing, each print, each painting, has a balance and harmony that remind one of Japanese prints. Even the working notes made rapidly in the open air have a superb poise.
Niall's biographer takes us through the artist's life, setting his work in its context. But Tunnicliffe was so thoroughly an artist that it is through the drawings and paintings that we get to know him.
It is a beautifull book by a very fine English wild life artist, and well worth having, it will give hours of pleasure. I highly recommend it.