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      Dr Anthony Michael Crosse PhD. M.A.  B.A (Hons) is a British polymath and philanthropist who has one foot in the world of science and the other in the world of humanities and the arts. He was born on May 1st 1944 on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England, U.K., and has lived, worked and studied in the U.S.A., Spain, and France, he speaks French, Spanish and is a Latinist.

     Science & Art taught and studied at: The British School of Osteopathy, Universities of, Southampton, Canterbury, Goldsmiths, St Martins, and Christchurch. He holds degrees in Medicine and Fine Art.  

      His artistic skills emerged during childhood and they have continued to be refined through continuous study and inspiration from artist friends and university tutors. 

      The continuing adventure with medical science began at Grammar School and at the British School of Osteopathy. He is currently developing a unique synthesis between cognitive science and semiotics defining the interactive relationship between Therapist & Client using visual metaphor and auto-didactism as aids to the healing process.

Medway Maritime & Guys Hospitals : Between 1989 and 1998 Tony raised funds for Guys’ Hospital and in 1980 with his late friend Bill Owen F.R.C.S., opened a manometry research unit (now at St Thomas’). In 1998 Tony founded the Healing Arts Programme initiative (HAPi) at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Kent, UK, officially opened by HRH Princess Anne. HAPi transformed sterile wards and public spaces into nurturing environments with performances, site specific sculpture and paintings.

Artwork : Tony’s paintings are held in private and public collections around the world and listed in Oil Paintings in Public Ownership (The Public Catalogue Foundation, London). Exhibitions have included: John Spence Gallery, Medway UK, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury UK, Art Expo N.Y. and Casa de Cultura, Barcelona, Spain.  

Family : Married to Lynne Rees, tutor, poet and novelist. Two daughters, Zoe & Zina and two grandchildren - Summer & Oliver, and a sister Andrea.

Pastimes : piano, organ, guitar, chess, golf & tennis, non-commercial sketching & painting, research, electronics, pure maths & writing. As well as good food with good wine and good conversation with good friends.