Robbie Wraith RP
Robbie Wraith RP is an internationally renowned artist who left school at 16, and studied in Italy and England with Pietro Annigoni, at his invitation.
Robbie Wraith RP has more than 40 pictures in the private collection of His Majesty King Charles, and also that of her late Majesty the Queen, the Royal Collection Windsor, The Vatican, Chatsworth, The National Trust, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and many others.
A long list of distinguished portrait sitters includes Her late Majesty The Queen, The 11th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire commissioned by HM the King, The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, The Rt. Hon The Lord Judge as Lord Chief Justice, Nelson Mandela, (drawn while accompanying HM the King on his official visit to South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho in 1997), Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Nobel laureate Sir Roger Penrose O.M., for the Royal Collection Windsor - and many others.
Other work for HM the King 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.
Selected mixed exhibitions have included 'Princes as Patrons' at the National Museum of Wales. 'Travels with the Prince' Hampton Court Palace, the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Discerning Eye, National Portrait Gallery, - and many others.
Robbie Wraith RP has had over 40 one-man exhibitions in Britain, Europe, China and the USA.