Ann Christopher RA.

Eamonn McCabe.

Ann Christopher RA

Profile

Born: 4 December 1947

Elected: 7 December 1989

Royal Academician

Sculptor

http://www.annchristopher.co.uk/

Ann Christopher studied at Harrow School of Art from 1965 to 1966 then went on to the West of England College of Art from 1966 to 1969.

Christopher’s first solo exhibition was held at the Mignon Gallery, Bath in 1969. Subsequent solo exhibitions were held throughout the 1970s and in 1989 she was given a retrospective of work produced between 1969 and 1989 at the Dorset County Museum and Art Gallery. Christopher has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions from 1969, both nationally and internationally. Much of Christopher’s work is from commissions, both public and private.

Christopher won first prize in the Harrison-Cowley Sculpture Competition in 1968. In 1971 she won the Peter Stuyvesant Award and was a prize winner in the Daily Telegraph Magazine Young Sculptors Competition. In 1973 she received a Birds Charity Award and an Arts Council Award, Thornton Bequest, and in 1976 a South West Arts Award. More recently, she was awarded Silver Medal for Sculpture of Outstanding Merit by the Royal Society of British Sculptors (1994) and the Otto Beit Medal of Sculpture of Outstanding Merit (1997).

Christopher was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1980, becoming a Royal Academician in 1989 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1992. She is represented by Pangolin London, and lives and works near Bath.