Robbie Wraith's first exhibition with Messum's will be on show from 9th to 26th May.
Robbie Wraith left school at 16, and went to study in Florence at the invitation of Pietro Annigoni. Since then he has had twenty five one-man exhibitions.
He has work in the collection of HM The Queen as well as more than 40 pictures in the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales, and also in the Royal Collection Windsor, The Vatican, Chatsworth, The National Trust, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Eton College, The MCC, Shell International, Blarney Castle, Fondazione Fremantle, Florence and many others.
A long list of distinguished portrait sitters includes Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales, The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and Nelson Mandela, drawn while accompanying HRH The Prince of Wales as travelling artist on his official visit to South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho, and many others.
Other work for The Prince of Wales includes two series of pictures of the house and gardens at Highgrove and a series of HMY Britannia. He painted the picture presented to Pope John Paul II to commemorate his visit to Canterbury, and has painted frescoes in two churches in Italy . In 1995 he was elected to The Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
12th May 2012
35 years of portraits of the Queen
21st April 2012
2nd September 2009
The naked truth about life models
25th March 2009
Artists & Illustrators
1st June 2007
The Times - Body & Soul
13th August 2005
A stripper helps to expose the spirit of Britain
11th January 2000
It's ER again
1st June 1998
Radiant portrait shows Queen in a softer focus
7th May 1998
1st October 1995
He's a "cool artist" says Prince Harry
Travels with the Prince
Model criminal takes exception to portrait
The man who painted the Queen
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