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 Foundation 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 received his MA from Manchester school of Art and is a nominee of numerous printmaking awards across the UK.
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2016 Manchester College
BA Illustration (hons) 2013-2016 MMU
MA Illustration 2016-present MMU
Manchester Academy of Fine Art small print award 2016
Flourish Printmaking Award (Student/Recent Graduate) 2016
West Yorkshire Print Workshop Flourish Awards 2016
Holden Gallery MSA 2016
Lives and works in Manchester, UK