Anthony Palliser

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Anthony Palliser (born 1949) is a British painter.[1]


Anthony Palliser was born in 1949. He is the grandson of Belgian Prime Minister Paul-Henri Spaak and the son of British diplomat Michael Palliser. Palliser has lived in Paris since 1970.[2] He studied in England at Downside School and graduated from New College, Oxford. In 1967 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.[3]

He taught at the New York School of Visual Arts in Savannah, Georgia, US, from 1995 to 1997.[2]

Palliser has had many solo and group exhibitions across Europe and in the United States.[2] His portrait of Graham Greene hangs in the National Portrait Gallery (London)[4] and that of Paddy Ashdown in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.[3] A portrait of the historian Sir Michael Howard was commissioned for the Michael Howard Reading Room at the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives in King's College London in 2002.[5] Other portrait subjects include fashion designer Kenzo Takada, celebrated publicist Bobby Zarem, the poet Derek Mahon, director James Ivory and actresses Kristin Scott Thomas and Charlotte Rampling.

A book of Palliser's works was published in France in 2005, at the same time as an exhibition of "Large Heads" at the Ricard Foundation, Paris.[2]

A retrospective exhibition was held in 2009 at the Telfair Museum of Art's Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, Georgia.[6]

Palliser is married to Diane Lawyer.


  1. ^ 3 artworks by or after Anthony Palliser at the Art UK site. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  2. ^ a b c d About, Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  3. ^ a b "Art in Parliament". UK Parliament. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
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  5. ^ "King's Military Archives honours Professor Sir Michael Howard". King's College. 29 November 2002. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  6. ^ Dannatt, Adrian (1 March 2009). "Anthony Palliser". Art In America. Retrieved 10 December 2010.

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