Rupert Alexander is a figurative painter specializing in portraiture. He is based in South West London. In 1996 a QEST scholarship funded a year’s study at the renowned Florence Academy of Art, one of the few institutions that still teaches drawing and painting in the classical manner. After this first year of study he was invited to teach at both The Florence Academy of Art and Charles Cecil Studios, and through this he funded a further four years’ training in figurative painting.
Two years into his studies, the Royal Warrant Holders Association commissioned Rupert to paint portraits of the Royal Family. His portraits of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales now hang at the Association’s premises in Buckingham Gate. This commission gave a huge boost to Rupert’s career, right at the outset, and, since returning to London and building a studio ten years ago, he has enjoyed great success as a portraitist, undertaking commissions from as far afield as Hong Kong, the United States and Malaysia. He is presently working on a portrait for the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in London.