CHRISTOPHER LE BRUN
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Choir, 2013
Oil on canvas
59.06 x 49.21 inches
150 x 125 cm

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Christopher Le Brun (b. 1951) lives and works in London.  Born in Portsmouth, he trained at the Slade and Chelsea Schools of Art in London.

 

Early in his career, he appeared in numerous 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.   Le Brun participated in the Venice Biennale in 1982 and received the prestigious John Moores Prize in 1978 and 1980.  From 1987-88 he worked in Berlin as a 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 2010, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Arts in London. He was elected President of the Royal Academy in December 2011, the 26th President since Sir Joshua Reynolds and the youngest since Lord Leighton in 1878.

 

Le Brun’s work is in numerous public collections, including the British Museum, London; National Portrait Gallery, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; Museum of Modern Art, New York; High Museum, Atlanta, among others.
 

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New Paintings
September 2014
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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Arts head: Christopher Le Brun, president, Royal Academy of Arts
The Guardian,
July 2, 2013
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Summer Exhibition 2011: The Hangman Cometh
Time Out London
June 3, 2011
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Kate Middleton goes for royal glamour in grey during glitzy event
NY Daily News
July 30, 2012
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The Painter President
Royal Academy of Art Magazine
Summer 2012
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Royal Academy picks first painter in 20 years to be its president
The Guardian
December 9, 2011
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Christopher Le Brun becomes Royal Academy president
BBC News
December 9, 2011
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Royal Academy Elects Christopher Le Brun President
Gallerist NY,
December 2011
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New Christopher Le Brun Exhibition on View at Canary Wharf
artdaily.org
August 2011
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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: The Show Critics Love to Hate
Huffington Post
July 14, 2011
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Christopher Le Brun - Fifty Etchings 2005 Opened at The Fitzwilliam Museum
artdaily.org
May 2008
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Chip off the old block
The Guardian
March 8, 2008
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Christopher Le Brun, New Art Gallery, Walsall
The Independent
March 5, 2008
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Short List Revealed for Ebbsfleet's Public Art Commission
Artforum
January 28, 2008
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ART REVIEW : High Romance Meets High Tech in Pasadena
Los Angeles Times
February 18, 1992