ANTONY WILLIAMS R.P. P.S. N.E.AC.

Education

Farnham College and Portsmouth University.

Solo Exhibitions

Albemarle Gallery, London 1997
Sala Pares, Barcelona 1999
Messum’s, London 2000
Galeria Leandro Navarro, Madrid 2001
Petley Fine Art, London 2004
Messum’s, London 2009
Artur Ramon Gallery 2009
Messum’s, London 2013
Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford 2014

Awards

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2012, Winner
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2007, Runner-Up Prize
Arts Club Prize 2004, 2008
Discerning Eye Award for Still Life1998
Ondaatje Prize, 1995, 2012
Carroll Foundation Award 1991, 1995
Changing Faces Prize 2010
Prince of Wales’s Award for Portrait Drawing 2014

Memberships

New English Art Club (elected 2007)
Royal Society of Portrait Painters (elected 1996)
Pastel Society (elected 2007)

Commisions

HRH The Queen
RT Hon Margaret Beckett MP
Sir Donald Sinden
Ömer Koc
Amartya Kumar Sen
Sir Alan Budd

Collections

Viscount Portland
Elaine and Melvin Merians
House of Commons
Garrick Club
National Portrait Gallery
Royal Society of Portrait Painters 1995- 2011
Queen’s College Oxford
Private Collections in England, Rep. of Ireland and USA
The Royal Collection
Omer Koc

Group Exhibitions

Royal Society of Portrait Painters, 1995 – 2018
Threadneedle Figurative Prize, Mall Galleries, London 2008, 2012
Pastels Today, Southampton City Art Gallery 2008
Artonomy, Drawing Exhibition, Truro 2007
Lynn Painter – Stainers Prize, London 2007, 2012
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, Mall galleries, London 1995 – 2015
Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London 1996, 2000, 2008-2012, 2014, 2015
BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London 1995, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2018
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Self – Portraits Exhibition, 2 Temple Place, London 2007
Great Britons, Treasures from the National Gallery, London at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC, 2007
The School of London and Their Friends (The Collection of Elaine and Melvin Merians) Yale Centre for British Art: New Haven, Connecticut 2000
Hunting Art Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art 1998
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 1996, 1998, 2002
Royal Academy of Arts, London: Summer Exhibition 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014
Laing Art Competition Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 1995
Waterman Fine Art, London 1995, 1996
Mercury Gallery, London 1994
New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London 1992, 2007-2010
Royal Society of British Artists 1991

Selected Bibliography

Oliver Lange, The Artist, March 2008
Brian Sewell, ‘How ugly can the faces get?’, Evening Standard, June 2007
Brian Sewell, Catalogue Introduction, Petley Fine Art, November 2004
Martin Gayford, Catalogue Introduction,Messums, November 2000
Laura Gascoigne, ‘Portrait of an inner self’, Artist & Illustrators, December 2000
Nicholas Usherwood, Galleries, December 2000
Julian Halsby, The Artist, May 1999
Antony J Lester, Antique Collecting, September 1998
Martin Gayford, The Spectator, November 1997
Martin Gayford, ‘Are our portrait painters all fingers and thumbs?’, Daily Telegraph, October 1997
David Lee, Art Review, November 1997
Martin Gayford, Catalogue Introduction, Albemarle Gallery, October 1997
Sarah Boseley, `Queen- Warts and all`, The Guardian, May 1996
W F Deedes, ‘Portrait captures Queen’s troubles’, Daily Telegraph, May 1996
Nigel Reynolds, ‘Are these really the Queen’s hands?’, Daily Telegraph, May 1996