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Grayson Perry

Born UK, 1960

Grayson Perry is an award-winning artist working primarily in ceramics, as well as printmaking, drawing, embroidery, film and performance. In 2003, Perry became the first ceramicist and public transvestite to win the Turner Prize. In 2005 he starred in a documentary on Channel 4 called ‘Why Men Wear Frocks’, which won a Royal Television Society award.

Alongside publishing an autobiography in 2006, Perry wrote a regular arts column for The Times until late 2007. His work incorporates art history and the art world, consumer culture, allusions to violence as well as images of himself, his family and his transvestite alter ego Claire.