Sir John "Kyffin" Williams, KBE, RA British (1918 – 2006)
Was a Welsh landscape painter who lived at Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll, on the Island of Anglesey. His works typically drew inspiration from the Welsh landscape and farmlands. His works may be seen in a permanent exhibition in the Oriel Kyffin Williams Gallery which opened in 2008 at Oriel Ynys Môn in Llangefni, Anglesey, as well as at many other galleries elsewhere in Britain. He was president of the Royal Cambrian Academy and was appointed a member of the Royal Academy in 1974.
Kyffin Williams regularly showed at the Royal Academy in London alongside his contemporaries such as Ken Howard, Fred Cuming, Mary Fedden, David Hockney, John Bellany and many more. Williams is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century. He received the OBE in 1982 and was made Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Gwynedd in 1985. He was Knighted in 1999.