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date: 13 April 2021

Orr, Prof. Christopher John free

MBE 2008; RA 1995; RE 1990

Born 8 April 1943; s of Ronald Orr and Violet (née Townley); m 1984, Catherine Terris; one s one d

artist; Professor of Printmaking, and Director of Printmaking Department, Royal College of Art, 1998–2008, now Professor Emeritus; Treasurer, Royal Academy, 2014–18


Royal Coll. of Art (MA; RCA 1967)


Artist and teacher, 1967–. One man touring exhibitions: The Complete Chris Orr, 1976; Many Mansions, 1990. Work in public collections: British Council; Arts Council; V&A Mus.; Science Mus.; Govt Art Collection; BM; NPG


Many Mansions, 1990; The Small Titanic, 1994; Happy Days, 1999; Semi-Antics, 2001; The Disguise Factory, 2003; Cities of Holy Dreams, 2007; The Multitude Diaries, 2008; Chris Orr, The Making of Things, 2013; The Miserable Lives of Fabulous Artists, 2018


Chelsea Arts