Born London 1943. Studied at Ravensbourne and Hornsey Schools of Art and MA at Royal College of Art graduating in 1967. Elected Royal Academician in 1995 and Professor of Printmaking, Royal College of Art in 1997. One of Britain's best known printmakers, he has exhibited world-wide with regular solo shows at Jill George Gallery since 1978.

His work is represented in numerous public and private collections including the Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum and National Gallery of Jamaica.

‘The Multitude Diaries’, a hardback book illustrating 238 drawings from the last 25 years was published in June 2008.

Chris Orr was awarded an MBE in the 2008 Honours List and also awarded a Senior Fellowship and Professor Emeritus from the Royal College of Art.

Full biography on request.

Index of featured work


  Painting and Engraving Tower Bridge, engraving, edition of 20
30" x 42.5", 76 x 108 cm, 2015