Anthony Green RA

The Life and Death of Miss Dupont

18 January — 30 April 2017

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The paintings of Anthony Green RA (b. 1939) are immediately recognisable from their characteristic irregular shapes and the artist’s acutely personal subject-matter. This exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of his election as a Royal Academician in 1977.

The centrepiece of this exhibition, shown for the very first time, is a three-metre-tall painting, The Fur Coat, “Hazana”. It tells the story of Anthony Green’s mother’s second marriage, seen through his eyes as her thirteen-year-old only child. Green has worked on the recently finished painting since 2005.

It incorporates a life-size figure of his mother, Madeleine Dupont, complete with mink coat, silk scarf and handbag, and contains a fragment salvaged from a destroyed work of 1963. Three-dimensional works extend the painting; drawings and watercolours reveal the process of its making; and documents and photographs add to the story.

Please see below for the artist’s own words on aspects of the painting, transcribed from a preparatory watercolour included in the show.

From 31 January to 25 March 2017, a retrospective of Anthony’s work will be shown at Chris Beetles Gallery. Entitled Looking Back with Anthony Green RA, this selling exhibition contains over 40 works from the artist’s 40 years as a Royal Academician.

18 January — 30 April 2017

Tuesday – Sunday, 10am–6pm
Closed Monday

Tennant Gallery

Complimentary entry with a valid Royal Academy exhibition ticket or £3 general admission ticket. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

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