Alexander Talbot Rice
Alexander enters Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, on the Top Art Scholarship.
Enters Durham University, gaining BA Hons in Politics Philosophy and History. On graduating decides to pursue a career in Fine Art by training in Italy.
Gains scholarship to Charles Cecil School and later, Florence Academy of Art. It is here he first hears about The Repin Academy of Fine Art in St Petersburg.
Is one of the first Westerners to study at the Repin Academy, where he was able to combine 19th century Academic tradition, with techniques preserved in Russia, from the Dutch Renaissance, as well as Russian Impressionism.
Is commissioned to paint HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HM The Queen which was exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery Washington in the 'Great Britons Exhibition'.
Founds Art Scholarship initiative in Wales. Is made Hon Prof of The Repin Academy. Travels to Afghanistan and founds Afghan Rugby Federation where he finds perspective as a war artist, embed with The Welsh Guards and Yorkshire Regiment in Helmand Province. Paints Lady Thatcher and HH Pope Benedict XVI.
Artist in Residence at Stowe School.
Paints in Russia from the Mariinsky Ballet for first London Exhibition “Making Dreams Reality”. Unveiling of equestrian painting for Hong Kong Jockey Club and second exhibition in London, supporting ‘Veteran’s Aid’ (homeless charity).