Christian Hook Alan Cumming, b.1965. Actor 2014 © Christian Hook


Born 1972

Christian Hook was born in Gibraltar. He studied illustration at Middlesex University, London, leading to a successful career as an illustrator whilst also lecturing on the art of illustration at the Royal College of Art and other universities. In 2014, Hook was announced as the recipient of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year award – winning a major commission of actor Alan Cumming, for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. The artist is interested in the depiction of the passing of time and moments between events, noting that: ‘we are always on the move, if not physically, mentally’.