Rupert Alexander is one of the UK’s foremost portrait painters. Born and raised in London, 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 for the Royal Warrant Holders Association 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 2015. His work hangs in public and private collections worldwide.

He maintains a studio in London and another in Wiltshire, where he lives with his daughter.

“Alexander’s work, in its elegant simplicity, conveyed through restrained tones and harmonies, evokes a very striking yet intimate immediacy of the sitter, revealing a nuanced insight into the individual human psyche. The cool, expertly handled brush he wields creates a wonderful antidote to the brash, bellowing world which at present seems to surround us.”

– William Newton, writer and critic –