Christopher Corr

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Christopher Corr was born in 1955 in Camden Town in London.

He studied Graphic Design at Manchester Polytechnic and completed a Masters in Illustration at the Royal College of Art where he won the RCA Drawing Prize.

In 1979 Christopher was awarded the Leverhulme Travelling Scholarship to draw and travel in the USA.

Christopher has had many exhibitions mostly inspired by extensive travels around the world at Curwen, Berkeley Square, Cadogan and Rowley Galleries.

His work has been awarded many times including the Chelsea Arts Club Graphics Prize, a Lloyds Bank Printmaking scholarship, a D&AD award and AOI and Print Magazine prizes.

Christopher has worked on numerous commissions including a Royal Mail millennium stamp about the Peace Keeping forces in Bosnia, 2 stamps for the UN in New York. He was artist for Qantas in 1996-7 and produced paintings, posters and prints with exhibitions in London and Sydney.

He made posters and prints for London Transport, National Aids Trust, Habitat, IKEA, UNICEF, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

His works in public collections can be viewed on the BBC Your Paintings website.

Lately he has been working on illustrated books for adults and children, working with an assortment of publishers including The Folio Society, Andersen Press, Frances Lincoln and Gallimard in Paris.

His ‘Cashmere If You Can’ for Saks 5th Avenue was the store’s first venture into children’s book publishing.

His latest book, ‘A Year Full of Stories’ for Frances Lincoln Books has been short-listed for an Edward Stanford travel award.

He is an ambassador for Winsor & Newton pigment marker pens.

Christopher teaches at Goldsmiths College in London and at West Dean in Sussex.