Anthony Green RA (1939 - 2023)

Anthony Green was educated at Highgate School, London, before studying at the Slade School of Art from 1956 to 1960. In 1960 he received a French Government scholarship to Paris where he lived for a year before returning to England to marry Mary Cozens-Walker (1938-2202). Green returned to the Slade to teach in 1964, and in 1967 received a Harkness Fellowship to the United States where he lived for two years in New Jersey and California.

Green’s first solo exhibition was held in 1962 at the Rowan Gallery, and has since had over 80 solo shows in many cities worldwide, including London, Tokyo, New York, Rotterdam, Chicago, Berlin, Brussels and Sidney. Retrospectives of his work were held at the Royal Academy of Arts (1978) and in Japan (1987-88). Green’s work Resurrection, a pictorial sculpture for the Millennium, toured British cathedrals throughout the UK in 2000.

Green was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1971 and, having won the Royal Academy Summer Exhibit of the Year in 1977, was elected a full Member the same year. In 1991 he became a Fellow of University College London and in 1996 was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Prize. Green was a Trustee of the Royal Academy. He lived and worked in Cambridgeshire.

Green’s work mainly chronicled his family and surroundings. He maintained that the pictures in his mind had no edges and did not therefore have to be contained within a rectangular form. Most of his work was painted on irregular-shaped supports and, latterly, on free-standing structures.


Royal Academician


Born: 30 September 1939 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Died: 14 February 2023

Nationality: British

Elected ARA: 23 April 1971

Elected RA: 1 March 1977

Elected Senior RA: 1 October 2014

Gender: Male

Preferred media: Painting

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