Anthony Green

Anthony Green (born September 30, 1939) artist, is a senior Royal Academician and one of the UK’s most eminent and best loved narrative and figurative painters and printmakers. He is best known for paintings of his own middle-class domestic life, many of which have as their background the quirky interiors of his family flat in Lissenden Mansions. His career as an artist spans fifty years and his irregularly shaped paintings and sculptures (often autobiographical in subject matter) wonderful colour and skilful execution, have been enjoyed and admired by thousands of visitors to exhibitions and museums all over the world.

Anthony Green was educated at Highgate School and the Slade School of Art, London, and lived for many years in Lissenden Gardens with his parents, and later with his wife and two daughters. He taught at the Slade from 1964 until 1967 when he received a Harkness Fellowship and spent two years in the USA. In 1977 he was elected a Member of the Royal Academy and won the Royal Academy Summer Exhibit of the Year. Since then there have been major retrospectives at the Royal Academy in 1978, and in Japan in 1987-88, In 1991 he was elected a Fellow of University College London and in 1996 was short listed for the Jerwood Painting Prize. He became a Trustee of the Royal Academy in 2000 and was a featured artist at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2003. His work Resurrection, a pictorial sculpture for the Millennium, toured UK cathedrals in 2000.

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