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 by Chris Orr RA
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  2. The bits Constable left out by Chris Orr RA
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    The bits Constable left out, by Chris Orr RA
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  3. Searching for a lost button at Jackson's by Chris Orr RA
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  4. Dame Laura Knight shoplifting in Harrods by Chris Orr RA
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  5. Mr & Mrs Hopper at work by Chris Orr RA
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    Mr & Mrs Hopper at work, by Chris Orr RA
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  6. The Fauves Picnic by Chris Orr RA
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    The Fauves Picnic, by Chris Orr RA
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  7. Picasso's busy day by Chris Orr RA
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    Picasso's busy day, by Chris Orr RA
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  8. An Indian Miniaturist enjoys the heat by Chris Orr RA
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  9. Donald McGill up before the Beak again by Chris Orr RA
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  10. Vincent's battle with colour by Chris Orr RA
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  11. Hokusai's troublesome umbrella by Chris Orr RA
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  12. The Hay Wain by Chris Orr RA
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    The Hay Wain, by Chris Orr RA
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  13. Constable Country by Chris Orr RA
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    Constable Country, by Chris Orr RA
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  14. Brief Encounter, L.S Lowry meets Beryl Cook by Chris Orr RA
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  15. 2 Hearts That Beat As One by Chris Orr RA
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    2 Hearts That Beat As One by Chris Orr RA
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  16. Posada on fire (framed)
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  17. Munch on holiday (framed)
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  18. The discomfort of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (framed)
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  19. Goya in Bordeaux (framed)
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  20. Midtown, 2012, by Chris Orr RA
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  21. Zoomania by Chris Orr
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