The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.
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The Artist's House and His Works - Sir Alfred Munnings
A peek inside the Munnings Art Museum in Dedham, Essex, a memorial to England’s finest painter of horses, known as the artist who hated Picasso.
Factual TV 1971 4 mins
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The home of the artist Sir Alfred Munnings is now a museum open to the public. Anglia Television take a look around Castle House, bought by Munnings in 1919 and used, along with the adjoining studio as Munnings place of work until his death in 1959. Lady Munnings (Sir Alfred’s second wife, Violet) was determined that, when her husband passed on, Castle House should be a memorial to her late husband.
Munnings, born 1878 in Mendham, Suffolk was known for painting rural scenes in a traditional style, and was an outspoken critic of Modernism, unofficially given the title ‘the artist who hated Picasso’. Munnings died in 1959, and Castle House was opened as the Munnings Art Museum in the early 1960s.
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