b. 1951, United Kingdom

Christopher Le Brun Biography

Christopher Le Brun trained at the Slade and Chelsea Schools of Art in London he appeared early on in many group exhibitions, such as the influential Zeitgeist exhibition at the Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin, and from 1980 on, in many solo exhibitions in Britain, Europe and America. He was a prizewinner at the John Moores Liverpool exhibitions in 1978 and 1980 and worked in Berlin during 1987-88 as guest of the DAAD artist’s programme. Between 1990 and 2003 he served as a trustee of the Tate and subsequently of the National Gallery, a period which saw his involvement in the radical developments of Tate at Bankside, Liverpool and St. Ives as well as the masterplan and re-development of the east wing of the National Gallery. In recent years he has been a trustee of the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Prince’s Drawing School, which he helped to establish in 2000. In the same year he was elected Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy. 

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At a time when artists frequently use traditional modes or quotations in a spirit of irony, the repertoire of motifs with which his work is especially associated makes patent his strong attachment to the imagery and emotional address of Romanticism and Symbolism. His paintings ask us to attend not only to the compelling imagery he employs, but also to the poetic and structural processes through which it is made visible. He was elected President of the Royal Academy in December 2011. He is the 26th President since Sir Joshua Reynolds and the youngest to be elected since Lord Leighton in 1878.

— Profile courtesy of Royal Drawing School, London

Christopher Le Brun Featured Artworks

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Quadrant by Christopher Le Brun contemporary artwork painting
Christopher Le Brun Quadrant, 2020 Oil on 4 x canvases
421.2 x 481.6 x 3.6 cm
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Bookish by Christopher Le Brun contemporary artwork painting
Christopher Le Brun Bookish, 2020 Oil on canvas
160 x 140 x 3.6 cm
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Plain Air by Christopher Le Brun contemporary artwork painting
Christopher Le Brun Plain Air, 2020 Oil on canvas
170.3 x 200.6 x 4.2 cm
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Woodlines XIV by Christopher Le Brun contemporary artwork painting
Christopher Le Brun Woodlines XIV, 2019 Oil on canvas
75.4 x 110.2 cm
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Ideas of March VII by Christopher Le Brun contemporary artwork print
Christopher Le Brun Ideas of March VII, 2019 Series of 6 woodcuts
25.5 x 21 cm
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Ideas of March VI by Christopher Le Brun contemporary artwork print
Christopher Le Brun Ideas of March VI, 2019 Series of 4 woodcuts
25.5 x 21 cm
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Ideas of March V by Christopher Le Brun contemporary artwork print
Christopher Le Brun Ideas of March V, 2019 Series of 6 woodcuts
21 x 35.5 cm
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Ideas of March IV by Christopher Le Brun contemporary artwork print
Christopher Le Brun Ideas of March IV, 2019 Series of 6 woodcuts
25.5 x 21 cm
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Christopher Le Brun Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Christopher Le Brun Represented By

Lisson Gallery contemporary art gallery in Lisson Street, London, United Kingdom Lisson Gallery East Hampton, London, New York, Shanghai
Paragon contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Paragon London

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