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Alexander Talbot Rice has emerged as one of the most sort-after portrait artists of his generation, enjoying many repeat commissions. He trained at The Florence Academy in Italy and The Repin Academy of Fine Art in Russia and is most famous for his portraits of heads of state, the church, business and culture - so that it may be said, to have been painted by Alexander is significant.

Apart from painting members of The British Royal Family, including HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales, Alexander's portraits include HH Pope Benedict, HE Vincent Nichols, The Bishop of London Richard Chartres and Lady Margaret Thatcher.

Alexander is currently painting a body of work celebrating Russian cultural leaders from The Mariinsky Ballet, which will exhibit in England in 2016, including First Dancers, Xander Parish and Kristina Shapran and he is about to undertake portraits of HH Pope Francis for The Vatican, as well as a commission celebrating the 130th Anniversary of The Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Alexander is known for capturing the soul and character of his subjects, which he does by bringing the best out of those he paints. He has developed a style which is both traditional and instantly recognisable. He has been exhibited in National Collections, including The National Portrait Gallery Washington and his work hangs in the best State and private collections.

Notable Portraits

The Rt. Rev. The Rt. Hon. The Lord Bishop Of London KCVO (Bishop’s Residence) 2003
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (Windsor Castle) 2004
HM The Queen (Buckingham Palace) 2005
Mrs C. Z. Guest (Long Island New York) 2006
The Duke of Westminster KG, CB, CVO, OBE, TD, DL, CD (Private Residence) 2007
HRH The Prince of Wales (The Welsh Guards) 2008
The Old Warrior (Private Collection Berlin) 2009
Sir Ronald Grierson 2010
Lady Margaret Thatcher LG, OM, PC, FRS (Private Collection India) 2011
HH The Pope Benedict XVI (The Vatican) 2012
Paintings from Afghanistan (The Welsh Guards) 2013
Semyon Mikhailovsky, Rector of The Repin Academy (State Collection Russia) 2014


Great Britons Exhibition (National Portrait Gallery, Washington, USA) 2007
Solo Exhibition (The Carlyle, New York, USA) 2008
Lady Margaret Thatcher (Private Collection, India) 2011
Welsh Guards (Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan) 2013
Academy of Florence (Stowe, England) 2014
From Catherine The Great to Stowe (Stowe, England) 2016