- Also known as
primary name: Wynter, Bryan
- individual; painter/draughtsman; British; Male
- Life dates
- Painter and teacher; born in London in 1915; studied at Westminster School of Art, 1937-8 and then at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1938- 40; he was a conscientious objector during WWII, working on the land in Oxfordshire, and afterwards moved to Cornwall, living firstly at Zennor and then settling in St Buryan; was associated with the St Ives School, initially as a figurative landscape painter and from 1956 developing an abstract style and from 1960 working on kinetic pictures; first one-man show was at the Redfern Gallery in 1947; he was co-founder of the Crypt group in 1946; a member of the London Group 1955-61 and of the Penwith Society, 1949-5; he taught at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, 1955-61, where he met his second wife, Monica; (one of their two sons is the painter, Billy Wynter); he was represented in a number of major international exhibitions and had retrospectives at Falmouth School of Art in 1975, at the Haywood Gallery in 1976, Tate St Ives in 2001 and Jonathan Clarke Fine Art in 2002; died in Penzance in 1975. The Tate Gallery, V & A Museum, The Arts Council, The British Council and the British Museum are among organizations holding his work.
- Chris Stevens: (St Ives Artist Series) 'Bryan Wynter', Tate Gallery Publications, 1999
Exhibition catalogue: 'Bryan Wynter 1915- 1975' Jonathan Clarke Fine Art, London 2002
Michael Bird, 'Bryan Wynter', Farnham: Lund Humphries, 2010 (monograph)