- Known as: British painter
- Born: 30 September 1939, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK
I love Anthony Green's work. I think out of all the British artists in the last 20 years, no-one can surpass him for sheer poetic beauty. What helps to set his work apart is the fact that it it not constrained by the rectangular width within a frame. There are no edges. It makes the work so much more powerful - the shape of it.
It's hard to put into words. It's how it makes you feel and the way it makes me feel is the way it should: makes the hair on the back of my head stand on end just being in front of his work.
Isn't that the whole point of art?
Don't believe me? Just check out the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in which he exhibits every year and compare his work to the other exhibitors. Well there is no comparsion.
He is so far ahead of his time that the rest of us haven't reached there yet.
Anthony Green's work makes all the other work seem meaningless. And a drab meaninglessness at that!
Green lives and work in Cambridgeshire. He is a Trustee of the Royal Academy. His work is in over ten major public collections including the Tate Gallery and the V&A in London.
Painter in oil.
Educated: Highgate School, London, N.6..
Married Mary Cozens-Walker. Two daughters.
He has exhibited in over 100 one-man shows worldwide since 1967.
Signs work: "Anthony Green", "A.Green", "Anthony", "A.G.", or not at all.
40 High St.