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Spring is in the Air:Magpie

Pair of Magpie

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe OBE, RA 1901 - 1979, was born and bred on the land and spent the first nineteen years of his life in the beautiful countryside of East Cheshire before moving to 'Shorelands', Anglesey in 1947.

He was a regular contributor to the Royal Academy and was elected as an associate in 1944, becoming a Royal Academician in 1954.

He was very skilled artist in a wide range of media and his work was used to illustrate many magazine articles, books and advertisements, and was a major contributor to RSPB Bird Notes. From March 1953 he painted many of the cover illustrations for the magazine Bird Notes.

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