Step into a World of Artistry: Kenneth Wood’s Seven-Decade Odyssey.

Join us as we celebrate the esteemed artist, Kenneth Wood (1912 – 2008), in an exhibition ‘An Odyssey through Seven Decades’. This exhibition of Wood’s artistic journey will run from the 7th of October to the 4th of November 2023, with the private view taking place on the 7th of October, from 3pm to 5pm.

Location: 108 Fine Art Gallery, Harrogate

Private View Opening: 7th October 2023, 3pm – 5 pm

If you can’t make it to the opening, don’t worry. The gallery is open for your convenience from 11am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Feel free to pop in at any time during these hours, or make an appointment to view the exhibition. Can’t wait to see the artworks? You can get a sneak peek by visiting our webpage at Kenneth Wood Artworks.

Kenneth Wood’s journey as an artist is nothing short of captivating. Born in Sheffield in 1912, he embarked on his artistic voyage at the Sheffield College of Arts & Crafts, where he honed his craft from 1930 to 1933. Despite his growing passion for painting, Wood’s artistic journey also led him to hand carve marionettes, each standing at a majestic two feet tall. He even established his independent Marionette Theatre. In 1937, Kenneth embarked on a new chapter of life, marrying Anne Waterman, and they settled in Essex, making their home in a disused Victorian School House, St. Nicholas Cottage, which would remain Kenneth Wood’s principal residence and studio throughout his life.

“…He used to joke that “work” was a four letter word, yet work was precisely what he loved most. He painted prolifically, always demanding from both himself and others a perfectionist zeal. He was also a splendidly witty man, given to great flights of hilarity and laughter…”