Kyffin Williams is often said to be one of Wales' most important artists. His powerful paintings were mainly of Welsh landscape, and in particular the north Wales. Many of his paintings use very few colours and you can see the thick brush strokes and marks of his palette knife in his work.
The National Museum in Wales has a Kyffin Williams room. You can see some of his paintings in their online collection.
A textile artist, weaver and embroiderer, Cefyn Burgess works from his studio in Ruthin, North Wales. His collages of chapels remind us of the beautiful buildings that are around us in Wales. We only have to look over the road at Bethlehem, or look up when we visit for our annual carol service on the last day of the sutumn term.
Josef Herman - 'Jo Bach'
Josef Herman was a Polish born artist who moved to the Welsh mining village of Ystradgynlais in 1944. He lived there for eleven years and said “I stayed here because I found all I required. I arrived here a stranger for a fortnight; the fortnight became 11 years.” He became a big part of the local community where he was fondly nicknamed ‘Joe Bach’.
Josef Herman made friends with the miners and spent a lot of time underground drawing and painting them at work. The Glynn Vivian has a huge painting of his called 'The Miners'. Lots of his work is also kept at The Tate gallery.