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Peter Kinley

Peter Kinley (1926-1988) was born in Vienna and came to Britain as a refugee in 1938. He served in the British Army before studying at the Dusseldorf Academy and then at St. Martin's school of Art. He taught at St.Martin's and at Wimbledon school of Art before becoming Principal Lecturer at Bath School of Art in 1975. He exhibited in Britain and abroad and is represented in many British and international public collections. Kinley's works from the 1950s were often made using a palette knife and show the inflence of Nicholas de Stael. His later paintings were simplified, colourful, and schematic with subjects reduced to their fundamental shapes - they reflect his visits to India in the 1970s and '80s, and his admiration of Henri Matisse. He said that he tried 'to make paintings that are strong enough to remain in the memory as coherent images even after a brief encounter'.



Paintings



Woman Holding Flowers - Details


Woman Holding Flowers 1960

Oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches

 

Private collection



Figure on a Carpet ii - Details


Figure on a Carpet ii 1968

Oil on canvas
28 x 36 inches

 

Private collection



Two Sheep in a Field ii - Details


Two Sheep in a Field ii 1969-70

Oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches

 

Private collection



Clouds, Wiltshire - Details


Clouds, Wiltshire 1969

Oil on canvas
28 x 36 inches

Trees in Ploughed Fields - Details


Trees in Ploughed Fields 1970

Oil on canvas
48 x 50 inches

 

Private collection



Study for Plants No.5 - Details


Study for Plants No.5 1960

Oil on board
11 x 8 inches

 

Private collection



Study for Two Plants - Details


Study for Two Plants 1960

Oil on board
11 x 8 inches

 

Private collection



Plant on Red - Details


Plant on Red 1960

Oil on board
11 x 8 inches

 

Private collection