Andrew Vicari

1938 - 2016

Prints for sale by Andrew Vicari. Lithographs

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Painter, draughtsman and teacher, born in Port Talbot, Glamorgan the son of Italian immigrant parents. Regarded as a child prodigy he initially studied at Accademia Brera, Milan. Vicari then honed his abilities at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1949-51, under William Coldstream and Lucian Freud.

He held his first solo exhibition at the Obelisk Gallery in 1956. He also showed at the Redfern Gallery, and at other important venues in London, Paris, New York and Nice. After an exhibition at the Galerie Vendôme, Beirut, in 1975, the Saudi Arabian government commissioned 60 oil paintings for the King Faisal Conference Centre in Riyadh. An acknowledged portrait painter, his subjects have included Princess Caroline of Monaco, her father Prince Rainier, Sophia Loren, Mao Tse-tung, Vladimir Putin and a plethora of Arab royalty.