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Anita Klein

Biography

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 a thick meaty drypoint line, and while irrelevant details are unscrupulously 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 all was 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.

Ravel said he wanted his music to be complex, but not complicated. Anita Klein might say the same of her art. There is a grand simplicity to her works, but that is not the same as saying they lack subtlety and ambiguity. On the contrary, they have the sort of unselfconscious directness that comes from living and breathing art for so long that it becomes second nature - John Russell Taylor, the Times.

Anita Klein studied at Chelsea and the Slade schools of art. She lives and works in London and has exhibited her prints and large oil paintings extensively in the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia. In 2003 she was elected president of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and she has work in many private and public collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain. Anita Klein studied at Chelsea and the Slade schools of art. She lives and works in London and has exhibited her prints and large oil paintings extensively in the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia. In 2003 she was elected president of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and she has work in many private and public collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain.



Anita Klein

Celebrating 50 years

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United Kingdom

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