I went this evening to the launch of Anthony Green’s exhibition Looking Back which is showing work from the full span of his career, stretching back to a period he spent in the United States on a Harkness Fellowship. As he said himself in a brilliant, funny and sometimes wry speech, he is thought of as an English Eccentric, but with a French mother and the product of the Slade under Coldstream, he is exceptionally knowledgeable and deeply informed about the history of art and talks about it with admirable freedom. He’s got an exhibition too at the RA, but I sadly missed its opening.
2 thoughts on “Anthony Green RA”
What an usual and excellent artist! My great friend, Robert Dudley, bought a painting of his (of him and his wife) in the late 1960s and I’ve admired and loved his work ever since.
I was unaware, but not surprised, that he has a deep knowledge of Art History. Would he not be a very good person to speak in the new Chipperfield Theatre once it is open?
Yes, he’s an amazing speaker. Charles