Anthony D'Angour lives and works in London. The medium he's always used is oil on canvas and the influence of the old masters is evident in many of his works.
In the eighties Anthony completed many portrait comissions both of adults and children. Mixing in musical circles he got to know some of the eminent and up and coming performers of the day and painted their portraits, including Radu Lupu, Anner Bylsma and Stephen Isserlis.
When not working on portrait commissions Anthony enjoyed painting scenes of his favourite places such as those in London, Paris and the Loire.
Anthony's interest in art and politics (he graduated from the London School of Economics) came together on a grand scale when he completed larger than life portraits of Ai Weiwei in 2012 and of Mikhail Khodorkovsky in 2013 an homage to their courage and their fight for freedom and democracy in their respective countries.
Recently Anthony's work took a new direction when he produced a series of abstract works that enabled him to express his emotions in an explosion of rich colours and textures. The last abstract in this series was "Vive Paris!" a tribute to those who died so tragically in the Paris atrocities on 7th January and 13th November 2015 .
Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2015 to Ai Weiwei prompted Anthony to offer his portrait of Weiwei in support of Amnesty's cause. The portrait is currently available to the highest bidder with 100% of the proceeds going to Amnesty International. Offers in excess of £25,000 are sought. For more information about this please either contact the artist or Richard Glynn at Amnesty International, email: Richard.Glynn@amnesty.org.uk
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