Clive Hicks-Jenkins

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Clive Hicks-Jenkins is a British artist known especially for narrative paintings and artist’s books. His paintings are represented in public collections across the UK, and his artist’s books are found in libraries internationally. In 2011, the National Library of Wales held a major retrospective exhibition of his paintings, and Lund Humphries published a substantial monograph devoted to his work in which Simon Callow called him ‘one of the most individual and complete artists of our time’. Before his emergence as a painter, he had an earlier and prolific career in the theatre, and for more than twenty years was a successful choreographer, director and stage designer. His current work increasingly draws together the threads of his past and present disciplines, with a particular emphasis on working with composers and orchestras. 

Clive's recent work has seen his exploration of printmaking, notably in collaboration with the Penfold Press.