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'Summer Light' Linocut print, £420 unframed, edition of 50

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'Before Sleep' Linocut print, £250 unframed, edition of 50

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'Angel with Stars' Linocut print, £250 unframed, edition of 50

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'Poppies' Linocut print, £420 unframed, edition of 50

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'Nige gets in my Bath' Linocut print, £420 unframed, edition of 50

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'Shade of the Tree' Linocut print, £420 unframed, edition of 50

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'Bird in a Red Sky' Linocut print, £250 unframed, edition of 50

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'Bird in Spring' Linocut print, £250 unframed, edition of 50

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'Nige Checks his Emails' Drypoint print, £350 unframed, edition of 25

 

 

 

  ANITA KLEIN

Australian born painter and printmaker Anita Klein now lives and works in London and has exhibited her prints and large oil paintings extensively in the UK, Australia and California. Trained at the Chelsea School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art , she is a fellow and past President of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, has been shown at the Royal Academy and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Her work is held in many private and public collections including The Arts Council of Great Britain.

Anita's work is a humorous visual diary celebrating the small domestic moments we all share; having breakfast with her daughters, shaving her legs while husband 'Nige' does his exercises, catching the guinea pig and many more. These moments are encapsulated with the soft blackness of the drypoint line, and while irrelevant details are ignored, others like Nige's hairy legs, or the television remote control are lovingly described.

Anita says that 'these everyday events are what she would miss most if it was all taken away'. While family photo albums record our lives as one long round of birthdays and holidays, the very moments we should most value are almost always ignored and forgotten.

 

Pyramid gallery is proud to have had a continuous association with Anita since 1994 when she first showed her work here with the Greenwich Printmakers Cooperative. Since then her work has featured in numerous exhibitions here, including four solo shows.

 


 
Anita Klein R.E.
1978-9 Foundation Course, Chelsea School of Art, London
1979-83 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Slade School of Art, London
1983-5 MA (Higher Diploma) Printmaking, Slade School of Art, London
1992 Elected Associate of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers
1995 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers
2003-6 President of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
   
2011 The Fine Art Partnership, Bankside and Menier Galleries London; 'Through the Looking Glass' paintings and prints
2010 The Fine Art Partnership London -"Uccelli" paintings and prints
2010 Advanced Graphics London - paintings and prints
2009 Bankside Gallery London - 'Italian Angels' - 52 angels painted in Italy
  Boundary Gallery London - New paintings and stained glass
2008 Advanced Graphics London – new monoprints
  Bircham Contemporary Arts – prints
  Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Arts – prints
  The Fine Art Partnership, Sussex – paintings, drawings & prints
2007 The Royal Commonwealth Society, London – Australian paintings
  Fine Art Partnership, Nottingham – paintings, drawings and prints
2006 Boundary Gallery, London – small oils and watercolours
  Bankside Gallery, London – new paintings & prints
  Advanced Graphics, London – new prints
2005 Greek Printmakers Gallery, Athens, Greece -prints
2004 Advanced Graphics, London – “Ordinary Miracles” prints
  Boundary Gallery, London – paintings, drawings and watercolours
2003 Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne, Australia - paintings
2002 Advanced Graphics London –retrospective exhibition of prints; “20 Years of Printmaking”
  Boundary gallery, London – paintings, drawings and watercolours
2001 Boundary Gallery, London – paintings, drawings, watercolours and ceramics
2000 Cambridge Contemporary Art – paintings and prints
  Port Jackson Press, Melbourne, Australia - prints
1999 Pyramid Gallery,York – prints and ceramics
  Port Jackson Press, Melbourne, Australia - prints
  Old Town Gallery, Tustin,California,USA - prints
1998 Cambridge Contemporary Art – paintings and prints
  New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham - prints
  Beaux Arts, Bath - paintings
1997 Leeds City Art Gallery, the Craft & Design Centre - prints
1996 Beaux Arts, Bath - paintings
  Cambridge Contemporary Art – paintings and prints
1995 Gateway Arts Centre, Shrewsbury – 2 person show of prints with Paula Rego
  European Art Fair,Ghent, with Beaux Arts - paintings
1994 Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester - paintings
1993 Woodlands Art Gallery, London - paintings and prints
1992 Royal Pavillion Contemporary Gallery, Brighton – paintings and prints
  Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - prints
1991 Wilson Hale, London – paintings and prints
1990 Tall House Gallery, London - prints
  Printworks, Colchester – paintings and prints
1987 Leigh Gallery, London - prints
1986 Creaser Gallery, London – paintings and prints
   
GROUP EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
  Hayward Gallery (British Drawing), Royal Academy, Institute of Contemporary Arts,
  Blond Fine Art, Contemporary Arts Society, Christies, Discerning Eye Exhibition,
  Hunting Art Prizes, Cleveland Drawing Biennale, Glasgow Print Studio,
  London Art Fair, Barbican Concourse Gallery, 20/21 British Art Fair
  International Print Fair New York, 20/21 International Art Fair London
   
   
   
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2007 Best Artist in UK Fringe Festival, fringereport.com
2006 Artist in residence, Bundanon, NSW Australia
2003 University of Wales Purchase Prize, National Print Exhibition, London
1995 John Purcell Award, National Print Exhibition, London
1991 John Purcell Award for an outstanding print, Bankside Open
1984 Joseph Webb Award, Royal Society of Painter Printmakers
1982 & 1983 Henrique Scholarship, Slade School of Art
   
PRINTS PUBLISHED
1998-9 Advanced Graphics,London
2000-10
1997/8
   
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
  Arts Council England, University of Wales Aberystwyth, University College London, Picture club
  Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Paintings in Hospitals permanent collection,
  Leicestershire County council
  Bundanon Trust, Australia
  British Museum 
  British Library


 

 

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