Distinguished artist Peter Kuhfeld is holding his first solo show with The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN from Saturday 2nd to Wednesday 20th April 2022. The exhibition will be made up of 25 paintings featuring a wide spectrum of subjects such as architecture, landscape and still life
Presently Peter Kuhfeld is one of seven artists commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales to paint the portraits of seven remarkable Holocaust survivors, each of whom has in recent years been honoured for services to Holocaust awareness and education. These profoundly moving portraits (Peter Kuhfeld painted Anita Lasker – Wallfisch MBW who played the cello in the Women’s’ Orchestra of Auschwitz) make up a special display in an exhibition entitled Seven Portraits : Surviving the Holocaust at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace until Sunday 13th February 2022 and afterwards will become part of the Royal Collection. It is also the subject of a television documentary shown on BBC2 aired on Thursday 27th January 2022.The programme features Peter Kuhfeld and follows the process of him painting the portrait of Anita Lasker-Wallfisch.
Kuhfeld has been commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales to undertake several major commissions including portraits of William and Harry aged 6 and 3 years, the royal wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the celebrations on the Thames for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen and the christening of Prince George at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace
Kuhfeld has been working on this body of work for the exhibition over the last two years and when restrictions allowed Kuhfeld spent time in different parts of Italy, especially Siena, Rome and Venice. Painting buildings is what really interests him as they always exist in a landscape making them absorbing and beautiful. He paints en plein air as well as making small studies on the spot which he works from when back in the studio. “Knowing a place intimately and then turning the corner and seeing something for the first time is what really excites me”, says Kuhfeld.
Kuhfeld lives near Canterbury and when at home he paints throughout the year and much of his subject matter is taken from the changing seasons. A river flows through his village and over the last six years has been the scene of terrible floods which has been cleverly documented by Kuhfeld. Kuhfeld often works on a theme and the exhibition includes paintings depicting the seasonal cycle of the roses in his garden capturing them unfurl, bloom and finally die.
Born in 1952 Kuhfeld is the only child of a German prisoner of war and an English classical pianist. He is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the New English Art Club.
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am-5pm
The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated colour catalogue and can be viewed at www.jerramgallery.com from the beginning of March. Further information and high res jpeg images are available from IONA PR, 07721 030 825 or firstname.lastname@example.org