Anita Klein studied at Chelsea and the Slade schools of art. She is a fellow and past president of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE) and her work is in many private and public collections in Europe, the USA and Australia, including Arts Council England and the British Museum. She divides her time between studios in London and Anghiari, Italy.
“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
We have long since been fans of Anita’s Lino cut prints, they offer the viewer a priviledged window into her life, her family and her interests. We admire how every one portrays the individual character of each person and how she creates atmosphere whether that be a sense of calm (Red wine in the kitchen), love (Mother and Daughter) or cheekiness (Nige gets in my bath).
Anita was voted Printmaker of the Year at the recent PrintFest – the UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festival – in Cumbria and we are delighted to be showing amongst the feature some of her newest prints.