Sir Kyffin Williams

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This week Sue Lawley's castaway is the Welsh painter, Sir Kyffin Williams. It was only when he was invalided out of the army because of his epilepsy that Kyffin decided to paint. "You are not normal. You should do art" was one doctor's verdict. Since then, no artist has done more to portray the brooding, mountainous landscape of North Wales.

He chooses eight records to take with him to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Germinal by Emile Zola
Luxury: A small painting called the Head of a Girl by Michael Schwerz

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Fri 15 Jun 2001 09:00


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PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestSir Kyffin Williams

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