This painting features a representation of cows in a style that Kinley developed in a series of paintings in the 1960s. Kinley explained that he ‘frequently painted animals to reassert, among other things, their right to respect in a culture which accords them only marginal consideration'.
Original: Oil paint on canvas 208.5 x 287.2 cm Tate. Purchased 1995 © The Estate of Peter Kinley
Peter Kinley ( 1926 - 1988) was a Vienna-born British artist. Born Peter Nikolaus Arthur Eduard Schwarz, as a Jewish child in Vienna during WWII he was evacuated to England as part of the Kindertransport scheme. He later studied art at the Düsseldorf Academy and St Martin's School of Art, teaching at the latter from 1954 onwards. He was married to Monika Wolf, an artist, art dealer, curator and collector.