Kevin Sinnott b.1947

Born 1947 in Sarn, South Wales, Kevin Sinnott is a contemporary Welsh artist with a truly international reputation. He trained at Cardiff College of Art & Design, Gloucestershire College of Art & Design and at the Royal College of Art, London. Kevin remained in London throughout the 1970s and 80s, building a very successful career, and exhibiting at leading London galleries, major galleries in the USA and mainland Europe.

Kevin’s work is collected worldwide and he is represented in many important public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His large canvas, ‘Running Away with the Hairdresser’ has proved to be one of the National Museum and Galleries of Wales’s most popular acquisitions.

Kevin returned to live in Wales in 1995 and quickly established himself at the forefront of the renaissance in Welsh painting. While his work is primarily concerned with human relationships, the influence of the south Wales landscape is strongly felt in his paintings. He was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy in 2007.


Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Museums and Galleries of Wales; National Library of Wales; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; British Museum; Wolverhampton City Art Gallery; Arts Council of Great Britain; Contemporary Art Society for Wales; Oxford University Chaplaincy; Royal College of Art, London; British Council; Isle of Man Arts Council; MOMA Wales; Deutsche Bank AG, London; Unilever plc; Private and Corporate Collections Worldwide