Born in 1939, Anthony Green is an English contemporary realist painter and printmaker who lives and works in Cambridgeshire. He is best known for his paintings of his own middle-class domestic life, and his works sometimes use compound perspectives and polygonal forms, particularly with large, irregularly shaped canvasses.
As well as producing oil paintings, Anthony also produces a number of works designed from the start as limited edition prints, which are typically giclée works (fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers).
Educated at Highgate School, London, where he was taught by Kyffin Williams, and the Slade School of Art, where he first met life-long friend and fellow RA Ben Levene, Anthony moved to Paris and Chateauroux in 1960 on a scholarship from the French government. He returned to England in 1961 and taught at the Slade from 1964 until 1967 when he received a Harkness Fellowship and spent two years living in Leonia, New Jersey and Altadena, California.
Anthony was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1971, was elected a full Member in 1977, and won the Royal Academy Summer Exhibit of the Year in 1977. He has had over 100 one-man shows worldwide including London, Tokyo, New York, Rotterdam, Chicago, Berlin, Hamburg, Brussels and Sydney, and his work features in public collections across the globe.
In 1991, Anthony was elected a Fellow of University College London and in 1996 was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Prize. Green’s work Resurrection, a pictorial sculpture for the Millennium, toured UK cathedrals in 2000. In 2000, Anthony was appointed as a Trustee of the Royal Academy, and he was elected to the New English Art Club in 2002. In 2003 he was a featured artist at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.