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Artist: Richard Kilroy

Richard Kilroy

Illustrator Richard Kilroy was appointed in 2010 by Christian Dior and Somerset House as one of five illustrators to produce an original work for the exhibition Dior illustrated: René Gruau And The Line Of Beauty. Kilroy subsequently produced work for a range of magazine titles and brands including Vman, Volt magazine and Commons&Sense. In 2013 a selection of ten works became part of the V&A's permanent collection of fashion drawings, available to view on request through the V&A Prints & Drawings Study Room. Kilroy also created a series of illustrations for Canali store window displays worldwide. 2014 saw an exhibition of new work, The Cosmo Sketches, displayed in Tom Greyhound Paris in collaboration with A Magazine Curated By. Fashion Illustration Gallery (FIG) also introduced him to their line up of artists. Most recently, earlier this year Thames & Hudson published Menswear Illustration, a new title written by Kilroy. An exhibition titled Drawings: Men & Style was launched in collaboration with Paul Smith to celebrate the release and new commissions for British knitwear label John Smedley & Paul Smith were also created. Kilroy also tutors at Central Saint Martins and has been a visiting lecturer at Royal College of Arts, London.



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