Kenneth Rowntree

1915–1997

Kenneth Rowntree, ‘Cornish Landscape’ 1952
Cornish Landscape 1952
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Kenneth Rowntree (14 March 1915 – 21 February 1997) was a British artist. He was educated at Bootham School, York.

A Quaker and son of Howard Doncaster Rowntree (1879-1974), a First World War conscientious objector, he was also a conscientious objector in the Second World War. He worked for the War Artists' Advisory Committee.

He was one of the Great Bardfield Artists. In 1939 Rowntree married architect Diana Rowntree née Buckley.

In 2009 his studio was sold at auction in Newcastle-on-Tyne. The catalogue, written and researched by Steven Moore, included an introduction by Rowntree's friend and colleague John Milner.

Rowntree died on 21 February 1997.

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