Mahood, Kenneth: Winter Tree – SOLD


Best known as a cartoonist, Kenneth Mahood was an accomplished artist producing powerful and atmospheric abstract paintings in the 1950s. Winter Tree is a perfect example of his work, an oil on board with excellent colours and newly framed, signed.

Artist: Kenneth Mahood, (born 1930)

Title and date: Winter Tree, 1950s

Size: 60.0 x 29.0 cms.

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Artist description:

Kenneth Mahood was born in Belfast in 1930. From 1945 to 1949 he was an apprentice lithographer before becoming a professional painter. He exhibited in Belfast, London and Dublin and won a CEMA scholarship to study art in Paris. In 1955 Victor Waddington held a solo show of his work and in 1956 in London he exhibited in a two-man show with Jack B. Yeats. His first cartoon was accepted by Punch when he was eighteen, and he later became not only a regular contributor but also, from 1960 to 1965, the magazine’s Assistant Art Editor under William Hewison. In 1966 Mahood became the first-ever political cartoonist on The Times, and in the same year was a founder member of the British Cartoonists’ Association. He left The Times at the end of 1968, but at the start of 1969 began working as a cartoonist for the Evening Standard. In 1971 he went to the Financial Times. In 1978 he was elected to the Punch Table, and in 1982 he moved to the Daily Mail to draw its “Compact Cartoon”. Mahood has also contributed drawings to the New Yorker, produced a number of books and worked in collage.