Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe

1901 – 1979

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It was through his brilliant etched works that Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe’s skill as an artist was first publicly recognised. Even while still a student, his first etchings were seized upon by the highly respected art critic, Malcolm Salaman, who immediately undertook to arrange their publication. C.F.Tunnicliffe went on to produce a body of nearly 100 etched works over the following decade, almost all of which reflect the English farming countryside to which he had been born. Charles Tunnicliffe’s plates are fresh, accomplished and original, and the scenes which he portrays have become social documents showing a form of rural life that has now all but disappeared.