Cheshire East Council, Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EE
Visit Macclesfield Library to discover more about local artist Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, the internationally renowned naturalistic painter of British birds and other wildlife.
Charles Tunnicliffe is well known for his beautiful studies of birds created later in his life. However, less is known about his early career and his commercial art for companies such as Brooke Bond Tea and Shell petrol. He also worked extensively with ‘Extraordinary Women’ writer Alison Uttley – famous for her essays on nature and her books for children such as the ‘Little Grey Rabbit’ series – providing the illustrations for seventeen of her country books such as ‘Ambush of Young Days’ and ‘The Country Child’.
Tunnicliffe was born in Sutton, Langley, just outside Macclesfield, and showed a talent for art at an early age. He used his home on the farm in Sutton as inspiration for his art. Thanks to a collaboration with The Charles Tunnicliffe Society, Cheshire Archives and Local Studies and Knutsford Promenades, visitors can see examples of his work at this exhibition in Macclesfield Library. Some of these pieces have never been on exhibition before, so this is a real treat for local people and art-lovers alike.
Visitors can also handle some of Tunnicliffe’s art in the form of books, tea cards and greeting cards, all carefully crafted as etchings, paintings and adverts, at the ‘Art for All’ station.
Thursday 13 September: 0900 – 1900
Friday 14 September: 0900 – 1700
Saturday 15 September: 0900 – 1300
No booking required