William Newton, writer and critic
Rupert Alexander is one of the UK’s leading portrait painters. Born in London in 1975, he studied at Chelsea College of Art, the Florence Academy of Art and Charles H. Cecil Studios.
He has painted the portraits of many prominent figures in Britain, and when, at the age of 23, he painted HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales he became the youngest artist to paint the British Royal Family since the 18th Century. His portrait of the Queen, in particular, garnered widespread press attention and critical acclaim, as did his portrait of the eminent mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles, which was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in July.He lives with his wife, Naomi, in London.