Chris Orr RA

Chris Orr RA

Christopher Orr RA is an English artist and printmaker who has published over 400 limited edition prints in lithography, etching and silkscreen.

Artist profile

Christopher Orr RA studied at Ravensbourne College of Art from 1959 to 1963, Hornsey College of Art from 1963 to 1964 and the Royal College of Art, London from 1964 to 1967. He went on to teach part-time at Cardiff College of Art, Central St Martins and at the Royal College of Art. He was Professor of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art from 1998 to 2008, and is now a Professor Emeritus.


He has had many solo shows in the UK, including at the Serpentine Gallery, the Whitechapel Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (1976). Internationally, he has held solo shows at Galleria Grafica in Tokyo, Jay Street Gallery in New York and Print Guild in Melbourne. He has also exhibited regularly at the Jill George Gallery since 1978. His work is held in major public collections including Museum of London, the V&A, Tate Gallery, The British Museum and many more.


Orr was made a fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1985, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers in 1988 and a Royal Academician in 1995. Since 2014, Orr has been an elected officer of the RA as Treasurer.


Photo: Strike a light by Chris Orr

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  1. Armadillo City
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    Armadillo City
    £3,000.00
  2. In the Valley of the Kings a sculptor makes a mistake by Chris Orr RA
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  3. Frida Kahlo (Diego's Dinner) by Chris Orr RA
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    Frida Kahlo (Diego's Dinner)
    £3,950.00
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  4. Diego Rivera (A fry-up for Frida) by Chris Orr RA
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    Diego Rivera (A fry-up for Frida)
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  5. Reginald Marsh - The Divine Comedy at Coney Island by Chris Orr RA
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  6. Louise Bourgeois was awfully fond of toast by Chris Orr RA
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    Louise Bourgeois was awfully fond of toast
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  7. Walter Sickert finds a fly in his soup by Chris Orr RA
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    Walter Sickert finds a fly in his soup
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  8. Foot in the Mouth James Gillray by Chris Orr RA
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    Foot in the Mouth: James Gillray
    £3,950.00
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  9. Hokusai 3 Figures by Chris Orr RA
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    Hokusai 3 Figures
    £2,950.00
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  10. Frida and Diego Rivera by Chris Orr RA
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    Frida and Diego Rivera
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  11. Coney Island Ghosts by Chris Orr RA
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    Coney Island Ghosts
    £2,950.00
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  12. Canny Thomas Bewick by the banks of the Tyne (framed)
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  13. Posada on fire (framed)
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    Posada on fire (framed)
    £3,950.00
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  14. Munch on holiday (framed)
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    Munch on holiday (framed)
    £3,950.00
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  15. Goya in Bordeaux (framed)
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    Goya in Bordeaux (framed)
    £3,950.00
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  16. Hieronymus Bosch, time traveller (framed)
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    Hieronymus Bosch, time traveller (framed)
    £3,950.00
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  17. Cezanne paints Mont Sainte-Victoire No. 1 (framed)
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  18. Cezanne paints Mont Sainte-Victoire  with train (framed)
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  19. Cezanne paints Mont Sainte-Victoire from a ladder (framed)
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  20. 2 Hearts That Beat As One by Chris Orr RA
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    2 Hearts That Beat As One (framed)
    £950.00
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  21. Midtown, 2012
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    Midtown, 2012
    £1,020.00
  22. Cyclone - Coney Island, 2010
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  23. Zoomania by Chris Orr
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    Zoomania
    £870.00
  24. Zoomania by Chris Orr
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    Zoomania (framed)
    £1,050.00
    No longer available
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