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Antony Micallef  London, UK

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About Antony

Antony Micallef is a British artist who was taught by the great landscape painter John Virtue, who in turn was taught by the last of the post war painters the renowned Frank Auerbach. Widely recognised as one of the finest painters in contemporary art today. He has work in collections all over the world and has exhibited in group shows in institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy, Tate Britain and the ICA London.

His painting style has been compared to Francis Bacon and is seen as an amalgamation of influences from the old masters such as Caravaggio and Velazquez to more modern contemporary photographers and graphic artists. The rawness of expressionistic painterly marks is a stark contrast to the more graphic elements which surfaces throughout his work.

Quick facts about Antony

In 2000, he won second prize at the BP National Portrait Award.

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"original and alert"

"Dont listen to anyone.Its spectular, the best Ive seen in forever"

"<3 keep going. everyones a critic."

"sorry, *head* not *hat*"

"Hm.. a buffalo/ dog hat a man's body with tattoos who is Christian who has reebook shoes on, and who has a gun ( I think you like the army alot....) But anyways VERY interesting portrait, I LOVE it."

"Wow! What a hand!"

"I love the work but it's almost a little unsettling. They remind me of images from a scary movie"

"I do not enjoy this pieces at all. Especially the top piece with the bull woman the guns are just over imposed over the hands almost as if the artist was afraid of adding the hands in the canvas but forgot to integrate the guns with the rest of the piece. There is great emotions that could of been portrayed in the pieces but the lack of detail left much to be said, almost as if we only got the first 15 seconds of the story."

"i don't get it but the art work is totally awesome! guns? not nice but they emphasize the meaning."

"your art speaks to me. But i agree with the previous comment about peace."

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