Opening on 5 November 2015, a special exhibition at World Land Trust Art Gallery brings together a selection of work by acclaimed bird artists of the 20th century.
The exhibit focuses on the masterful work of RB Talbot Kelly, together with a selection of pictures by his contemporaries Eric Ennion, John Busby and Winifred Austen. An enthusiastic teacher, TK influenced many young and aspiring artists, as did Eric Ennion and John Busby in their teaching years. Their work continues to inspire to this day.
RB Talbot Kelly (1896-1971)
Richard Barratt Talbot Kelly, or TK as he was later known, was born in Birkenhead in 1896. A son and grandson of artists, he fostered a love for wildlife and natural history and began painting pictures at an early age. He drew inspiration from formalised but simple Egyptian paintings of birds in their natural surroundings observed on trips made with his parents.
Familiarity with his subjects, which included both insight and understanding, was the key to Talbot Kelly’s work. His ability to exclude what he knew to be the facts and concentrate on what he had seen puts his work into the highest category of bird painting.
RB Talbot Kelly and his Contemporaries at WLT Art Gallery, 5 November to 4 December 2015.
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About the gallery
World Land Trust Art Gallery specialises in wildlife and landscape art. The gallery provides a small income for the Trust’s charitable work and, through its programme of temporary exhibitions, the gallery raises awareness of wildlife and landscape conservation.
In 2014 World Land Trust entered into an innovative partnership with the Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham. The result has been a series of dynamic and successful exhibitions curated by Andrew Haslen and Amie Haslen. The partnership is continuing in 2015.
World Land Trust first opened the gallery in its headquarters in Halesworth, north east Suffolk, in 2011.