Anita Klein: Italian Angels
by Anita Klein
Format: Paperback, 80 pages,
Available (Published: February 2009)
A new set of 50 full colour paintings inspired by Tuscany, to tie in with a major exhibition at Bankside Gallery in April 2009.
"Celebrating oases of joy in the quotidian, Anita Klein builds a personal archive, brimming with charisma and wit, that can be identified with by everyone" - Britart.com
"There are no desperate attempts to shock, expose or outrage; simply poignant moments showing the things which you would most miss if they were taken away from you."
- Helen Smithson, Ham & High.
"A blithe demonstration of intimacy" - William Zimmer, New York Times
"At a time when the art world seems to be full of artists attempting to shock and denigrate, Klein’s intimate, life affirming work comes as a welcome breath of fresh air" - Vincent Eames, The Fine Art Partnership
"The pictures, which celebrate the small moments of life which often go unappreciated, are warm, witty and quite delightful"
- Julia Weiner, Jewish Chronicle
"It is nice to have a real humorist recruited to the ranks of gifted painters. She is to be congratulated on livening up our dreary lives."
- Art Review
"Star of the show for me is the spare, knowing, subversive and comic work of a young painter called Anita Klein."
- Godfrey Smith, Sunday Times
About the Author
Anita Klein was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to England when she was eleven years old. She studied at Chelsea and the Slade schools of art. She is a fellow and past president of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and has work in many private and public collections worldwide. Her first book: Anita Klein: Painter Printmaker is available from Five Leaves, Price: £9.99