Then and Now
by Richard Cross

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Oil on hardboard
305 x 255 mm

Richard Cross is a lecturer in fine art who studied at Liverpool College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. His work has been included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (1985, 1986, 1990, 1991) and the National Portrait Gallery Portrait Award in 1986.

This is one of a series of self-portraits made to mark Cross's fiftieth birthday. The portrait was made from direct observation in the mirror tile included in the composition. The passport photograph shows Cross at the age of twenty and provides a contrast in his changing appearance and also the method of making a portrait.

    © Richard Cross