John Knapp-Fisher - 80th Birthday Exhibition
4 August 2011 - 27 August 2011
John Knapp-Fisher was born in 1931. Following studies in Graphic Design at Maidstone College of Art from 1949, he worked in exhibition design and later for the theatre as a designer and scenic artist. In 1958, while based in London, John began to concentrate on painting and exhibiting.
He moved to Pembrokeshire in 1965 and his lifelong love of boats and the sea - he built them, sailed them and later lived aboard one for several years, is reflected in much of his subject matter, as is his beloved Pembrokeshire landscape. Indeed, his name has become synonymous with Pembrokeshire landscape painting and his work is highly sought after by avid collectors in Britain and abroad.
John has exhibited widely in Britain and abroad, including mainland Europe, Africa and North America, developing a large and loyal following. He is now one of Wales’ most popular and well-known artists and his work is represented in many public and private collections. These include the National Museum of Wales, The National Library of Wales and The Contemporary Art Society for Wales. He was elected a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy in 1992.
This exhibition of approximately forty new paintings celebrates John’s 80th birthday and promises to repeat the commercial and critical success of his recent sell-out exhibitions at Martin Tinney Gallery. There is a fully illustrated catalogue available, and all the work is for sale.