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Alfred Munnings

Full name: Alfred James Munnings
Gender: Male
Born: October 8, 1878 in Mendham, Suffolk, Great Britain
Died: July 17, 1959 in Dedham, Essex, Great Britain
Title: Sir
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Sir Alfred Munnings was known as one of Britain's finest painters of horses, and an outspoken enemy of Modernism. He became quite wealthy, as his paintings were collected by the Royal family and the high society. Munnings attended the Norwich School of Art and then became a full-time painter.

Between 1912 and 1914, Munnings was a member of the Newlyn School, an artists’ colony in Cornwall, where he lived alongside fellow painters [Dame Laura Knight] and her husband, [Harold]. Munnings met his first wife Florence Carter Wood (1888–1914) who first tried to kill herself on their honeymoon and then did so in 1914. He was then remarried in 1920 to Violet McBride. During World War I he was an official war artist painting horse scenes in battles.

Munnings participated in three Olympic Games in the Art Competitions (1928, 1932 and 1948) with several paintings. He was elected president of the Royal Academy of Art in 1944, and was awarded a knighthood the same year. His desire to make his paintings accessible after his 1959 death resulted in Lady Munnings opening Castle House to the public in 1961.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC
1932 Summer 53 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC hors concours

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Le Matin
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Le Commandant Bouch à Cheval
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Chiens
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Le Matin Aux Kennels

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 53 Los Angeles Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Shooting Party in Fields of Turnips
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study for Start I
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Unsaddling
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study for Start II
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study of the Horse
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study – Going out at Kempton
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study for Newmarket – Start
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Going out at Kempton
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Saddling Paddock
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study of a Clipped Mare
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study of Figures at Races
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study of Hunter Cherry Bounce
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study of Charoux
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study of Start
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Newmarket
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study of a Horse
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study for a Start
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study for Winter Meeting
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Black Speck
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study of a Mare
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Study of Steeplechasing
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours The Saddling Paddock, Cheltenham
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours H.R.H. The Princess Royal
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Their Majesties Return from Ascot
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours The Huntsman Short with Whips
1948 Summer 69 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Going Down to the Start
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