Director of Dellasposa Gallery, Jessica McBride, is honoured to host a special evening with internationally renowned portrait painter Ralph Heimans in conversation with art historian Louise Stewart, Cross-Collections Curator of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Ralph Heimans large-scale portraits are recognised for their innovative compositions that offer engaging narratives about his subjects and their life stories. His sitters include extraordinary individuals who have made a significant contribution in the fields of arts, academia, law, business, politics and philanthropy. Heimans was the only artist chosen to paint an Official portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II in Her Diamond Jubilee Year, which now forms part of the permanent collection at Westminster Abbey.
Tracing the evolution of portraiture and the trajectory of Heiman's artistic career, the discussion will provide insight into the artist's practice and submersion into royal portraiture, covering his experience painting The Queen, and his recent portraits of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and HRH The Prince Charles, along with other portraits of leading cultural figures.
Heimans' works are held in major international collections including Westminster Abbey, The Royal Collection, The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, The National Portrait Gallery of Australia, The National History Museum of Denmark, Australia's Parliament House and The European Court in Luxembourg. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for services to portraiture. In 2018, The National Portrait Gallery of Denmark at Frederiksborg Castle held a mid-career retrospective of Heimans' work, which was officially opened by HM Queen Margrethe II.
Please note, this is an exclusive event for members of Mark's Club, London.