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Julian Merrow-SmithBiography: Julian Merrow-Smith is one of the most vibrant painters living and working in Europe today. Born in England in 1959, Julian attended Banbury School of Art and then completed a Fine Art degree at Wolverhampton, where he studied under, amongst others, Anish Kapoor and the painter Paul Hempton. An accomplished portrait painter, Julian Merrow-Smith regularly exhibits at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. In 1999 he was selected for the BP Portrait Award and his self-portrait 'Cap' was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Now based in the provençal hill village of Crillon-le-Brave his 'plein air' landscape paintings are widely sought after and have been exhibited in both France and the United States. He has developed a strong reputation as a still life painter and in 2002 Cunard commissioned him to paint a series of large-scale still-life paintings and several landscape paintings for the Queen Mary 2. These striking works have led to further commissions and to his growing reputation worldwide Country: France Birthyear: 1959 Galleries: New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Art, London National Portrait Gallery, London Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London Le Celle Gallery, San Raphael, CAL. USA Provence; 1900 to the present day, Castille Gallerie, Charlotte NC. USA ARCAM, Malucène, Vaucluse, France Centre Culturel, Pernes-les-Fontaines, Vaucluse, France Bilston Municipal Art Gallery, W.Midlands, UK Awards: Selected for the 1999 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London Commissioned by Cunard to paint five large scale still life paintings for the Queen Mary2 Media: oil Style: other, realist impressionist to post-impressionist depending on subject matter Subjects: still life
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