Claude Muncaster 1903-1974

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West Cove in the Kenmare, Ireland

West Cove in the Kenmare, Ireland

Wiveton Church, Norfolk

Wiveton Church, Norfolk

View from the Lane, Sutton Street

View from the Lane, Sutton Street

Biography

Claude Muncaster was born in West Chiltington, Sussex, as Grahame Hall, son of the Royal Academician Oliver Hall, who launched his son on a career as a landscape painter at the age of 15. Graham Hall changed his name to Claude Muncaster to overcome any suggestion that his gained from his father's name. Muncaster painted conventional landscapes and some large, meticulous panoramas of the Thames and Bradford, commissioned by firms. Travelled widely. Exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1923. Lived in Sutton, near Pulborough, Sussex. His work is represented in a number of public collections (see Art UK).