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Alfred Munnings Art

British, 1878-1959

Alfred Munnings was born on 8th October 1878 at Mendham Mill, Mendham, Suffolk, across the River Waveney from Harleston in Norfolk to Christian parents. His father was the miller and Munnings grew up surrounded by the activity of a busy working mill with horses and horse-drawn carts arriving daily. After leaving Framlingham College at the age of 14, he was apprenticed to a Norwich printer, designing and drawing advertising posters for the next six years, attending the Norwich University of the Arts in his spare time. When his apprenticeship ended, he became a full-time painter. The loss of sight in his right eye in an accident in 1898 did not deflect his determination to paint, and in 1899 two of his pictures were shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. He painted rural scenes, frequently of subjects such as Gypsies and horses. Munnings was associated with the Newlyn School of painters, and there he met Florence Carter-Wood, a young horsewoman and painter. They married on 19th January 1912, but she tried to kill herself on their honeymoon and did so in 1914. Munnings bought Castle House, Dedham, in 1919, describing it as "the house of my dreams." He used the house and adjoining studio extensively throughout the rest of his career, and it was opened as the Munnings Art Museum in the early 1960s, after Munnings's death. He was elected president of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1944, was made a Knight Bachelor in the same year, and was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 1947 New Year Honors. Munnings died at the Castle House, Dedham, Essex, on 17th July 1959. The village pub in Mendham is named after him, as is a street there. His immensely popular sporting artworks have enjoyed popularity in the United States as well as the United Kingdom and elsewhere. During his lifetime, some of Munnings's works were purchased by the wealthiest collectors of the day. In 2007, his Red Prince Mare sold for $7,848,000.

(Biography provided by Daniel Hunt Fine Art)
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Sir Alfred Munnings Watercolour Titled 'The Hunt'
By Alfred Munnings
Located in Uppingham, GB
Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1878-1959) 'The hunt' Signed and dated 'A.J. Munnings. 1913.' (lower right) pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on a prepared sheet of paper...
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1910s Realist Alfred Munnings Art

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Watercolor

1920s Famous Alfred Munnings Oil Painting of his Favourite Hound
By Alfred Munnings
Located in London, GB
Sir Alfred Munnings R.A. (1878 - 1959) 'Favourite Hound' Oil on Wood Framed 98 x 74 cm Sir Alfred Munnings R.A. was known as one of England's finest painters of animals and as an ou...
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Early 20th Century Naturalistic Alfred Munnings Art

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Oil

The Prince of Wales on Forest Witch c1921 by Sir Alfred Munnings (Signed!)
By Alfred Munnings
Located in Bristol, CT
w/ blind stamp lower left: Fine Art Trade Guild Copyright, The Modern Art Society (England) Ltd and The Field Press Ltd Entered in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 1921 I...
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1920s Alfred Munnings Art

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Lithograph

A Morning's Work-Newmarket Heath by Sir Alfred J. Munnings
By Alfred Munnings
Located in Bristol, CT
Proof No. 7 of a limited printing of 10. Permission of Mrs. George F. Getty II, owner of the painting Art Sz: 24.5"H x 37.5"W Frame Sz: 27.75"H x 40.5"W
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20th Century Alfred Munnings Art

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Lithograph

Brightworthy Ford, Withypool, Exmoor
By Alfred Munnings
Located in Broadway, GB
Unframed dimensions specified. Signed (lower left) Sir Alfred Munnings was one of the finest British Impressionist painters of the 20th century. His work largely depicts rural scene...
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20th Century Modern Alfred Munnings Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

Horse Racing Print 'October Meeting' by Sir Alfred Munnings
By Alfred Munnings
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Vintage Newmarket Races Print, October Meeting, Sir Alfred Munnings. A very impressive horse racing photolithograph of 'October Meeting' after a painting by Sir Alfred Munnings. K.C...
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1950s British Vintage Alfred Munnings Art

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1950s British Vintage Alfred Munnings Art

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'Letter to Mrs. Adcock' 1902 Pen & Ink Drawing by Sir Alfred Munnings
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