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Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) was particularly known for his paintings of horses. Hewas associated with the Newlyn school of painters in Cornwall. In 1944 he was given a Knignthood and also made President of the Royal academy of arts. He is remembered for a controversial speech he gave in 1949, which was broadcast live on the BBC in which he made a scathing attack on modern art. He is featured in the book and film "Summer in February" which tells of his time with the Newlyn school and his first marriage.