Ken Howard’s Switzerland

Academicians in Focus

28 April — 30 October 2016

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Inspired by Turner, Ken Howard RA’s en plein air paintings of Switzerland reveal the landscape in a new light.

For the fourth in the Academicians in Focus series, we are proud to present a selection of small paintings by Ken Howard RA made during his extensive travels in Switzerland.

Inspired by J.M.W. Turner’s numerous tours in 1841, Ken Howard RA made five visits to Switzerland, which totally changed his perception of the country. These expeditions resulted in one hundred plein-air oil paintings on board and canvas of monumental landscapes, reflecting lakes and historical towns. This will be the first time that these paintings have been exhibited.

Born in 1932, Howard has exhibited widely within the UK and internationally and his work is held in numerous public collections. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and awarded an OBE in 2010. He continues to live and work in London.

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28 April — 30 October 2016

If you are not a Friend, Patron or Corporate Member of the RA, simply ask staff at the Keeper’s House for access to see the Academicians in Focus exhibition before 4pm.

Belle Shenkman Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy

Admission free