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Anthony Palliser was born in 1949 of an English father and a Belgian mother. He studied at Downside school and graduated from New College Oxford. In 1967 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.  In 1970 he settled in Paris where he still lives and works.  From 1995 to 1997 he taught as visiting professor at the New York School of Visual Arts in Savannah, Georgia.  He remains a frequent visitor to Savannah and Charleston, SC. where the unique landscapes of the low-country remain a constant source of inspiration.To date he has had 24 one-man exhibitions and countless group shows all over Europe and in the USA. His highly acclaimed 1996 show “Performers” at Lincoln Center in New York showed his enthusiasm for the theatre and cinema. His well-known portrait of Graham Greene hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London and that of Paddy Ashdown in the House of Commons. He has also embarked on a series of very large paintings of heads. He has asked friends to pose, chosen as much for the diversity of their physical appearance as for the emotion they convey. Some are well-known, others not.