Michael Kidd was born in London in 1937. He studied at the Royal College of Art in the late 1950s. He worked as an art director in some of London's leading advertising agencies and spent some years in America. On his return he began directing T.V and cinema commercials in Europe, America and the UK, working, among others, for British Airways, Coca Cola, Lloyds and Barclays Bank, and Ford Motor Company, and won many awards. He returned to painting in 1981 and held his first one man exhibition at the Rona Gallery in Mayfair in 1997, since when he has devoted all his time to painting. All of Michael's work shows a strong imaginative streak, quirky at times, surreal at others. He tends to work on themes - gardens, chateaux, coastal, cities, whatever subject holds his interest. All paintings are acrylic on board.
Morning Light, Manhattan, 60x80cm