Anita Klein was born in Sydney, Australia before moving to England in early childhood. She studied at both Chelsea School of Art and the Slade School of Art where she was awarded the Henrique Scholarship in 1982 and 1983. In 1985 Anita was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and was later elected President in 2003. Public collections of her work include the British Museum and the Arts Council of Great Britain and she has exhibited across Britain, Europe, America and Australia including at the ICA, and the Royal Academy in London.
At a time when the art world appears to be full of artists attempting to shock and denigrate, Anita Klein's intimate, life-affirming work comes as a welcome breath of fresh air. Her personal celebrations of everyday living rendered with humour, sensitivity and beauty reveal a joyful delight in the 'dailiness of life'*. Anita's art is an archive of personal moments that everyone can identify with. Witty, charismatic, warm and poignant, she is one of Britain's finest and most prominent artists and printmakers.
*Mel Gooding, 'Anita Klein Painter; Printmaker'