Anthony Green is one of the most distinctive artists working in Britain today. His large, irregularly shaped compositions rehearse the experience of his life, and especially his marriage, with exuberance, humour and passion. Over a career of more than 50 years, he has produced an impressive body of work that encompasses paintings, sculptures – and prints.
Since 1988, Anthony has been producing two or three prints a year, many of which have featured alongside his paintings at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. This beautiful new book celebrates the artist’s achievement as a printmaker. It is based on the University of Buckingham Collection, which represents virtually all of Green’s prints to date. The images replicate the remarkably colourful palette and, where possible, the inimitable shapes.
The book includes an introductory essay by Dr Paul Davis, Honorary Research Fellow in English Literature at the University of Buckingham, which is based on both extensive recent interviews with Anthony Green and international critical opinion. In addition, Anthony has provided captions for each of the prints, which reveal precise new information about their background and production.