Anthony Cross was born in 1972 and studied at Manchester College and Manchester School of Art, recieving his Masters in Illustration in 2017. He lives and works in Manchester.
Although educated in illustration, Cross is keen to push the boundaries of illustration from the traditional settings of publishing for mass audiences. After discovering printmaking during his Fou...ndation year, he has continued to pursue his practice within this discipline of image making. He is particularly interested in etching, with its spontaneity and freedom of mark making, contrasting and combining with the technical side and the accuracy required to produce finished artwork that this method demands.
Anthony is a nominee of numerous printmaking awards across the UK including the Manchester Academy of Fine Art small print award 2016 and the Flourish Printmaking Award (Student/Recent Graduate) 2016.He has exhibited his work at the West Yorkshire Print Workshop Flourish Awards 2016 and the Holden Gallery MSA 2016.