Sir Alfred Munnings – painter

(1878–1959) was the leading equestrian artist of his day, and his works were collected by the Royal Family and high society. He was born in Mendham in 1878; he lost one eye at the age of 20 but still continued to paint and became president of The Royal Academy of Art in 1944. The 2013 film,  A Summer in February, is a romance about the love triangle between Sir Alfred Munnings, Gilbert Evans and Florence Carter-Wood.