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Artist of the moment…… Chris Bucklow

Chris Bucklow is a British artist born in Flixton, Urmston, Lancashire, England the year 1957. Bucklow is both a painter and photographer. His father died when before he was one year old. His stepfather would go on to adopt him.

Bucklow most successful and critically acclaimed series titled “Guess.” For these works the silhouette of the figure, both male and female, are illuminated.

Has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Some key influences include artist Alfred Sisley. Sisley was born to British parents who lived in Paris. Sisley even attended the Ecole des Beaux Art in Paris. As an Impressionist Sisley loved painting greyed blue and purple skies and usually avoided the figure in his landscapes. Below an example of Sisley’s work.


For his artistic education Bucklow attended Leicester Polytechnic where he studied art history. Shortly after graduation he found employment as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Whilst working at the museum Bucklow did some writing for some popular art magazines about current and upcoming art exhibitions.

Bucklow also has a keen knowledge and hunger to learn more about physics and astronomy.

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Early on some works revolved around leaves and plants. These works remind me of something Georgia O’Keefe might have tried.

Wrote a book about the artist Phillip Guston that was published in 2007.

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Lives and works out of Somerset, England.

Below a visit to a Tetrachs show by Chris Bucklow. This is the series dealing with the silhouettes of both the male and female figures.

An interview with Chris Bucklow.