Michael Lyne(British, 1912-1989)
A precocious child, Lyne illustrated and dictated two small books at age 4. While he took a few lessons at the Cheltenham Art School, Lyne was mainly a self-taught artist. His skillful portrayal of light ranges from razor-sharp contrast to muted, diaphanous glow. He held many exhibitions in London, New York, and elsewhere in the United States.