Born: 1933. Nationality: British.
Peter Green studied at Brighton College of Art and at the Institute of Education, University of London.
He taught in a secondary school in London for several years at the same time he pursued his own work as a print maker, being elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 1958. He became Head of the post graduate course for art teachers at Hornsey College of Art in 1967. In 1978 he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design at Middlesex Polytechnic, becoming Professor of Art and Design in 1983. He was appointed OBE in 1988.
As a printmaker he has always favoured hand printing techniques in preference to the use of the press, this permits control over degrees of pressure to control gradations of tone as well as avoiding limits on paper size; he often uses paper stencils in the creation of his largely abstract images which emerge gradually and instinctively during the printing process.
Public collections in which Green's work appears include the Arts Council, the Victoria and Albert Museum, many regional civic collections in the UK and overseas galleries in Kuala Lumpur, Detroit, Seattle and Pittsburgh.
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