Born in Cheltenham, Peter Kuhfeld studied art at Leicester Polytechnic and ,after a brief period teaching at Rugby School of Art, proceeded with his studies at the Royal Academy Schools under Peter Greenham, RA. He has won numerous prizes, particularly for drawing, was elected member of the NEAC in 1986 and as a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1992.
Kuhfeld accompanied HRH The Prince of Wales in 1991 on a trip to Africa and Japan, which resulted at a notable exhibition at Agnew’s. He was subsequently invited once again, in 2004, to accompany HRH to Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia and he has painted the Prince’s portrait.
Though some of the present selection was in fact executed in the studio, a holiday atmosphere permeates much of Kuhfelds work, which belies the skill involved in their production. Like many of the NEAC members, he is a frequent visitor to Italy and excels in the depiction of classical architecture and ruins.
Born, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Studied at Leicester School of Art
Taught Drawing and Painting, Rugby School of Art
Studied at the Royal Academy Schools, under Peter Greenham CBE.RA.
Taught Drawing and Painting at the Royal Academy Schools
Accompanied T. R. H. The Prince and Princess of Wales to Nigeria, Cameroon and Tunisia
Accompanied T. R. H. The Prince and Princess of Wales to Japan
Accompanied H. R. H. The Prince of Wales to Poland
Accompanied H. R. H. The Prince of Wales to Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia
Accompanied T. R. H. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic
Highgate Gallery, London (1983);
New Grafton Gallery, London (1986);
Thos. Agnews, London (1989, 1991);
W.H. Patterson, London (1994, 1996–8, 2000–2001);
Brian Sinfield, Oxfordshire (2003);
Petley Fine Art, London (2004–7);
Everard Read, South Africa (2009)
Imperial Tobacco Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery (1980);
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (1979, 1980, 2002–3, 2006–7);
Christa Gaa and Peter Kuhfeld, New Grafton Gallery, London (1985);
Elected member of the New English Art Club (NEAC) (1986);
Royal Academy Schools Tradition, Highgate Gallery, London; The Long Perspective, National Trust Foundation for Art, Agnew’s London; The New English Art Club, W. H. Patterson, London (1987);
A Personal Choice, Sir Brinsley Ford, The Fermoy Gallery, Kings Lynn Festival (1988);
Salute to Turner, National Trust Foundation for Art, Agnew’s London (1989);
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London (1989, 1995–7, 1999);
Five New English Painters, W. H. Patterson, London (1991);
The Order of Merit: New Portrait Drawings commissioned by H. M. The Queen; National Portrait Gallery, London; Elected member of Royal Society of Portrait Painters (1992)
Exhibition, Christies, London (1994);
Centenary National Trust Foundation for Art, Christies, London (1995);
NEAC 2000, The Fine Art Society, London (1996)
National Portrait Gallery, London (1998–2000, 2002);
30th Anniversary, New Grafton Gallery, London; Princes as Patrons, National Gallery of Wales, Cardiff; Travels with the Prince, Hampton Court Palace (1998);
Variations on a Theme, W. H. Patterson, London; Christmas Exhibition – Seven pictures of Pulteney Bridge, Bath, W. H. Patterson (1999);
People’s Portraits, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London; Millennium, W. H. Patterson, London (2000);
New English Art Club at the Royal Academy, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2002);
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, winner of H. R. H. The Prince of Wales’ Prize for Portrait Drawing (2002);
The View, Waterstones, London (2003);
Cathryn and Peter Kuhfeld, New Grafton Gallery, London (2004)
Drawing, Petley Fine Art, London (2004, 2006);
Resigned Royal Society of Portrait Painters; John Ward Friends and Family, Faversham, Kent (2005);
John Cornforth Memorial, Sotheby’s, London (2006);
Re-elected Royal Society of Portrait Painters; Shackleton Exhibition, London; Houses of God, Canterbury Catherdral, Canterbury, Kent (2008);
Peter Kuhfeld and Saied Dai, Brian Sinfield Gallery, Oxfordshire (2009);
The Magic and the Poetry of Everyday Life: Paintings Past and Present from The New English Art Club Exhibition, Messum’s, London (2010);
125th Anniversary of NEAC at The Foundling Museum, London (2011);
The Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal (2011)
Created Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers
David Murray Landscape Prize
Edward Landseer prize
Royal Academy of Art, Silver Medal for Drawing
Royal College of Surgeons, ‘Dooley Prize’ for Anatomical Drawing
Richard Ford Scholarship to Spain
Elizabeth Greenshield Foundations Scholarship
The Prince of Wales Prize for Portrait Drawing, Royal Society of Portrait Painters
The Freedom of the City of London
H. M. The Queen, The Royal Collection
H. R. H. The Prince of Wales
Sir Brinsley Ford
Lord Faringdon, The Faringdon Collection
Baring Asset Management
Cable and Wireless
Mercury Asset Management
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Headquarters (Army)
The National Trust
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