School of Art
Oil Paintings / OP162
Kenneth O. Morgan (b.1934), Vice-Chancellor (1989-1994)
Oil on board, framed
980 x 1060 mm.
Purchase: The artist 1995
Professor Kenneth O. Morgan was Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford, 1966-89, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1989-95; and Senior Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, 1993-5. He is now Research Professor of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Honorary Fellow of The Queen's College. He is the author of many major works on British history, including Consensus and Disunity: the Lloyd George Coalition Government, 1918-22; Rebirth of a Nation: Wales, 1880-1980; Labour in Power 1945-51; Labour People: Leaders and Lieutenants, Hardie to Kinnock; and The People's Peace: British History, 1945-1990
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Portrait of the historian Kenneth O. Morgan. A near profile portrait seated at a desk with his head turned to his right. He gazes out of an unseen window. He wears a dark suit, striped shirt and red tie. He writes with a fountain pen held in his right hand. On the desk is a mug, papers and a box file? In the background are books and a projected? image on a wall featuring a dragon and a pagoda? Text on image, on mug, 'Aberystwyth', and on book spines 'KEIR HA[RDIE]' and 'LLOYD GEORGE'