Michael Lyne (1912-1989)
Huntsman and Hounds
Charles Edward Michael Lyne was born in 1912 in Herefordshire, the youngest son of a Reverend. As a young man he pursued his passion for animals by becoming a vet. Fortunately for the art world, this attempt was aborted and he turned his attention to capturing rural life and sport in oil and watercolour. Studying at Cheltenham Art School he gained an esteemed reputation for skilfully painting the local packs of hounds. Lyne’s many patrons include Lord Knutsford, the Duke of Beaufort and General Sir Willoughby Norrie.
Following the war and settling with his wife in the Cotswolds, Lyne regularly contributed his work to The Field and Country Life, in addition to illustrating thirty books on sport in the countryside.
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