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 Peter Greenaway

*1942 in Newport, Wales. At the age of 12 he decided he wanted to be a painter and in due course arrived at Walthamstow College of Art. Greenaway learnt his craft at the Central Office of Information, where for 11 years, from 1965, he cut small documentaries. In 1966 he began making short films, influenced by structural linguistics and philosophy. His early films were mostly tiny slices of well-mannered bizarrerie, full of lists and pointless biographical data. Peter Greenaway has produced a wealth of short and feature-length films, but also paintings, novels and other books, and has held several one-man shows and curated exhibitions at museums world-wide.