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ANITA KLEIN – 30 NEW PRINTS A Celebration of Life

by Hayletts Gallery | Colchester
Date of event: 19/11/21 - 22/12/21
Artist: KLEIN Anita

Anita Klein PPRE is an Australian born artist who studied at the Chelsea and Slade Schools of Art in London and now lives and works in London and Italy.

Today she is widely recognised as one of Britain’s finest and best loved artists, regularly featuring in the national press as well as many solo exhibitions across the country.

It is easy to see why Anita is so highly acclaimed. Her art is uniquely uplifting. A joyous depiction of everyday life, that captures the sometimes-ordinary moments of life and transforms them into something immortal and captivating. Whether it’s having a bath, swatting a fly, reading the newspaper, going for a swim, holding your grandchild or time spent with friends. Her finely honed techniques of lino cutting, etching, screen printing, painting, drypoint, aquatint and lithography are expertly used to great effect to convey the sentiment in her work, which is quite often humorous and always poignant.

Anita was selected to become a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers in 1985 and went on to be voted their President in 2003. She has works in numerous public collections, including the Arts Council of Great Britain, The London University and the British Museum, and has exhibited in private galleries across the world.

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

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