Christopher Mark Le Brun was born in Portsmouth in 1951. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1970-74) and Chelsea School of Art (1974-5.)
Le Brun established his reputation as one of Britain's leading painters
in the 1980s and has featured in many significant surveys of
international art, including Nuova Immagine Milan, 1981, Zeitgeist
Berlin, 1982, Avant-garde in the Eighties, Los Angeles 1987, and, more
recently, Contemporary Voices, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Le Brun received the German government's D.A.A.D. award and worked in Berlin, 1987-8. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1996, became the Academy's first Professor of Drawing in 2000, and is now a member of the Council. He is a former trustee of the Tate, National Gallery, and Dulwich Picture Gallery, and is now a trustee of the Prince's Drawing School.
Le Brun published his first prints in 1989 and made his first bronze sculptures in 1996.
He is currently one of five artists shortlisted for the Ebbsfleet Landmark sculpture commission.