Published by Royal Academy Publications. Edited by Martin Bailey.
This monograph surveys the lively art of the British artist Anthony Green (born 1939), which for decades has been anchored in one central theme: family. With an eye for anecdotal detail and hallucinatory color, Green specializes in scenes from his own middle-class domestic life in a cottage in Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire, revealing an intrinsic connection between his personal and artistic lives. Green decided in the 1960s that since the pictures in his mind have no edges, his paintings should not be contained within a traditional shape either. They have irregularly shaped supports, creating spiky, unpredictable shapes that reflect the unpredictable span of situations and emotions that characterize family life. Green has exhibited across the globe, and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1996.