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Kenneth Rowntree (1915-1997)

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Painter, illustrator, artist in collage and murals, draughtsman and teacher, born in Scarborough, Yorkshire. He studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, under Albert Rutherston, 1934–35, and at the Slade under Randolph Schwabe. During World War II he participated in the Pilgrim Trust Recording Britain project and was an Official War Artist. He had his first one-man exhibition at Leicester Galleries in 1946; other one-man shows followed at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Zwemmer Gallery, New Art Centre, and the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with a retrospective at Hatton Gallery there in 1980. In 1949 he became a tutor at RCA, a post he held until 1958. In 1959 he became Professor of Fine Arts, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, succeeding Lawrence Gowing; he held the position until 1980. In 1992 a touring retrospective was organinsed, starting in Newtown. Group shows included NEAC, AIA and RSW. He became a member of

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View from Putney studio, circa 1950
Kenneth Rowntree
View from Putney studio, circa 1950  For sale
£3900
Nocturne, 1988
Kenneth Rowntree
Nocturne, 1988  For sale
£1980
Mountains - Umbria, 1974
Kenneth Rowntree
Mountains - Umbria, 1974  For sale
£2750
Phillobari
Kenneth Rowntree
Phillobari  For sale
£2350
Dynamic Landscape - Acomb, 1987
Kenneth Rowntree
Dynamic Landscape - Acomb, 1987  For sale
£3250
Italian  Landscape with chair - view...
Kenneth Rowntree
Italian Landscape with chair - view...  For sale
£8800
Wadham College Barge
Kenneth Rowntree
Wadham College Barge  For sale 
View from the Studio (Putney), c. 1959
Kenneth Rowntree
View from the Studio (Putney), c. 1959  For sale 
Battle of Crecy I, circa 1970
Kenneth Rowntree
Battle of Crecy I, circa 1970  For sale
£4130
Three Figures
Kenneth Rowntree
Three Figures  For sale
£9350
Di Venezia, 1960s
Kenneth Rowntree
Di Venezia, 1960s  For sale
£9350
West Front, Durham, 1976
Kenneth Rowntree
West Front, Durham, 1976  For sale
£720
Sunset at St Germain, c. 1940
Kenneth Rowntree
Sunset at St Germain, c. 1940  For sale
£7430
St John’s College Barge on the...
Kenneth Rowntree
St John’s College Barge on the...  For sale
£9350
Tractor in Landscape, 1945
Kenneth Rowntree
Tractor in Landscape, 1945  For sale
£470
Ballymoss winning the George V Stakes
Kenneth Rowntree
Ballymoss winning the George V Stakes  For sale
£900
Winter Garden Acomb
Kenneth Rowntree
Winter Garden Acomb  For sale
£9900
Landscape Catalogue III, 1972
Kenneth Rowntree
Landscape Catalogue III, 1972  For sale
£5500
Putney Garden, 1960s
Kenneth Rowntree
Putney Garden, 1960s  For sale
£10450
Poster for the Kenneth Rowntree...
Kenneth Rowntree
Poster for the Kenneth Rowntree...  For sale
£440
The Original design for Homage to...
Kenneth Rowntree
The Original design for Homage to...  For sale
£2420
Homage to Verlaine (Chanson d’Autome)
Kenneth Rowntree
Homage to Verlaine (Chanson d’Autome)  For sale
£2900
Homage to Verlaine (Chanson d’Autome)
Kenneth Rowntree
Homage to Verlaine (Chanson d’Autome)  For sale
£720
An Oxford College Barge on the Isis
Kenneth Rowntree
An Oxford College Barge on the Isis  For sale
£1930
R.C. Pashler
Kenneth Rowntree
R.C. Pashler  For sale
£950
Greek landscape with postmark
Kenneth Rowntree
Greek landscape with postmark  For sale
£950
Water Towers, Georgia, 1959
Kenneth Rowntree
Water Towers, Georgia, 1959  For sale
£6050
Night and Day I, 1988
Kenneth Rowntree
Night and Day I, 1988  For sale
£8250
Sky, Sea, North Umber, 1981
Kenneth Rowntree
Sky, Sea, North Umber, 1981  For sale
£4400
Falling Rain with Raised Flag
Kenneth Rowntree
Falling Rain with Raised Flag  For sale
£9350
Four Square
Kenneth Rowntree
Four Square  For sale
£5500
Shapes in Movement II, 1958
Kenneth Rowntree
Shapes in Movement II, 1958  For sale
£7500
Pythagoras II, circa 1960
Kenneth Rowntree
Pythagoras II, circa 1960  For sale
£2750
Preview of the Spring Salons, c.1950
Kenneth Rowntree
Preview of the Spring Salons, c.1950  For sale 
Autumn Tweeds, 1949
Kenneth Rowntree
Autumn Tweeds, 1949  For sale 
Design for wallpaper Putney House ...
Kenneth Rowntree
Design for wallpaper Putney House ...  For sale 
The British Restaurant at Acton
Kenneth Rowntree
The British Restaurant at Acton  For sale 
View through open window, 1944
Kenneth Rowntree
View through open window, 1944  For sale 
Abstract on Greek Newspaper, 1960's
Kenneth Rowntree
Abstract on Greek Newspaper, 1960's  Sold 
Vatican
Kenneth Rowntree
Vatican  Sold 
Simpkins Cottage
Kenneth Rowntree
Simpkins Cottage  Sold 
Portrait of Sasha, aged four 1951
Kenneth Rowntree
Portrait of Sasha, aged four 1951  Sold 
The Artist's daughter, 1949
Kenneth Rowntree
The Artist's daughter, 1949  Sold 
Lamplight, 1945
Kenneth Rowntree
Lamplight, 1945  Sold 
Morning Garden
Kenneth Rowntree
Morning Garden  Sold 
Findochty, 1981
Kenneth Rowntree
Findochty, 1981  Sold 
Corner of a Studio, 1960s
Kenneth Rowntree
Corner of a Studio, 1960s  Sold 
Northumberland Barns, 1978
Kenneth Rowntree
Northumberland Barns, 1978  Sold 
The Schoolroom, 1940s
Kenneth Rowntree
The Schoolroom, 1940s  Sold 
Still life with Water Jug at Levisham
Kenneth Rowntree
Still life with Water Jug at Levisham  Sold 
Train Signal at Clare, Suffolk, 1940s
Kenneth Rowntree
Train Signal at Clare, Suffolk, 1940s  Sold 
Promenade by the Cliffs
Kenneth Rowntree
Promenade by the Cliffs  Sold 
The Duke’s Head
Kenneth Rowntree
The Duke’s Head  Sold 
A pair of Hand-Decorated Ceramic Jugs
Kenneth Rowntree
A pair of Hand-Decorated Ceramic Jugs  Sold 
Alphabet Fabric
Kenneth Rowntree
Alphabet Fabric  Sold 
An Essex Lane, 1940s
Kenneth Rowntree
An Essex Lane, 1940s  Sold 
Breton Morning, 1965
Kenneth Rowntree
Breton Morning, 1965  Sold 
Four Square 2
Kenneth Rowntree
Four Square 2  Sold 
Hayricks
Kenneth Rowntree
Hayricks  Sold 
Abstract Landscape, Acomb, 1975
Kenneth Rowntree
Abstract Landscape, Acomb, 1975  Sold 
Woodstacks at Da Preggio, Umbria
Kenneth Rowntree
Woodstacks at Da Preggio, Umbria  Sold 
The Harbour Masters Yard at Cowes, 1947
Kenneth Rowntree
The Harbour Masters Yard at Cowes, 1947  Sold 
Studio Window, Greece, 1960s
Kenneth Rowntree
Studio Window, Greece, 1960s  Sold 
Greek Orthodox Church, 1960's
Kenneth Rowntree
Greek Orthodox Church, 1960's  Sold 
Motel, c. 1950s
Kenneth Rowntree
Motel, c. 1950s  Sold 
Coronation Fireworks, c.1953
Kenneth Rowntree
Coronation Fireworks, c.1953  Sold 
Landscape with a Garden Ornament, 1948
Kenneth Rowntree
Landscape with a Garden Ornament, 1948  Sold 
A Family in their Garden near the...
Kenneth Rowntree
A Family in their Garden near the...  Sold 
Landscape with threshiing machine
Kenneth Rowntree
Landscape with threshiing machine  Sold 
Sasha skiing in Austria, 1955
Kenneth Rowntree
Sasha skiing in Austria, 1955  Sold 
Tram Stop and Townscape, Normandy
Kenneth Rowntree
Tram Stop and Townscape, Normandy  Sold 
Putney Bridge Night Scene
Kenneth Rowntree
Putney Bridge Night Scene  Sold 
The Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorset
Kenneth Rowntree
The Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorset  Sold 
Putney Bridge Nightpiece, 1967
Kenneth Rowntree
Putney Bridge Nightpiece, 1967  Sold 
Pythagoras I, 1970
Kenneth Rowntree
Pythagoras I, 1970  Sold 
Pythagoras IiI, circa 1960
Kenneth Rowntree
Pythagoras IiI, circa 1960  Sold