Sir John “Kyffin” Williams, KBE, RA, was a Welsh landscape painter who lived at Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll on the Island of Anglesey. Williams is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century. Kyffin was born in Llangefni, Anglesey into an old landed Anglesey family. Williams enrolled at London’s Slade School of Fine Art in 1941. His works typically drew inspiration from the Welsh landscape and farmlands. He was President of the Royal Cambrian Academy and was appointed a member of the Royal Academy in 1974. Williams’ works are held in many public collections, including the Government Art Collection, the Arts Council Collection and the National Museum of Wales. Williams died on 1 September 2006, aged 88.