SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY

SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS

British, 1878–1959

BIOGRAPHY
Born in Mendham, Suffolk, England, Alfred Munnings was the son of a miller. He was apprenticed to a firm of lithographers from 1893 to 1898 and studied at the Norwich School of Art in Paris. There he was impressed with plein-air naturalism; this, together with his introduction to the racecourse in 1899, influenced the themes for which he became famous.

While in Mendham, Munnings painted many scenes of country life, particularly horse fairs. He went to Cornwall in 1908, and for many years was an important addition to the Newlyn School of artists.

When the First World War broke out, Munnings enlisted, despite having the use of only one eye owing to an accident in 1899. He became an army horse trainer near Reading and later went to France as an official war artist, attached to the Canadian Cavalry Brigade.

The year 1919 was a major turning-point in all aspects of Munnings's life; he painted his first racehorse, Pothlyn, the winner of the Grand National, and became an Associate of the Royal Academy. He met Violet McBride, whom he was to marry, and bought Castle House, Dedham, where the Munnings Memorial Trust maintains a permanent exhibition of his pictures.

Munnings's received many honours during his prolific career, including election to the Presidency of the Royal Academy in 1944, a Knighthood in 1945, and a personal award from the Sovereign in 1947, when he was created Knight of the Royal Victorian Order.

Mark Murray Fine Paintings is a New York gallery specializing in buying and selling 19th century and early 20th century artwork. 

SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS
Paintings for sale

Currently there are no available Sir Alfred James Munnings paintings for sale at the Mark Murray Gallery.

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Sir Alfred James Munnings Paintings Previously Sold

SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS Portrait of a Gentleman on a Bay Horse in a Park with a Church beyond Oil on canvas 28 × 30 inches (71.1 × 76.2 cm)  SOLD

SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS
Portrait of a Gentleman on a Bay Horse in a Park with a Church beyond
Oil on canvas
28 × 30 inches (71.1 × 76.2 cm) 
SOLD

More Sir Alfred James Munnings
Paintings Previously Sold

SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS Late Afternoon, Autumn Oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm) SOLD

SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS
Late Afternoon, Autumn
Oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm)
SOLD

SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS Mon Talisman, after Breezing at Chantilly (1928) Oil on canvas 19 x 23½ inches (48.3 x 59.7 cm) SOLD

SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS
Mon Talisman, after Breezing at Chantilly (1928)
Oil on canvas
19 x 23½ inches (48.3 x 59.7 cm)
SOLD