ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

1951 Richard William Stone born on 5 June in Witham, Essex
1952 Family moves to Colchester
1959 - 79 Mr Frederick Heron (a neighbour) is early artistic influence
1965 Meets Sir Gerald Kelly, KCVO, PPRA, and continues to make regular visits to his studio until Kellys death in 1969
 
1972 Study of Sir Adrian Boult acquired by the National Portrait Gallery
1973 Paints portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother for Royal Anglian Regiment
1975 Marries Anthea Margaret Stephenson
1975 Study of Sir Arthur Bliss acquired by the National Portrait Gallery
1979 Anglia Television documentary Morecambe and Stone
1980 Birth of first daughter Flavia Xanthe Stone on 28 October
1983 - 86 Exhibits on Queen Elizabeth II, lecturing on history of royal portraiture
1984 Birth of second daughter Chloe Beatrice Stone on 5 November
1985 Given Freedom of the City of London
1985 First exhibition in Los Angeles, California
1987 Gives lecture at Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California
1990 First marriage dissolved
1990 Made an honorary Texan and given Freedom of the City of Austin
1991 Marries Rhonda Marie Miller
1992 Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II unveiled at National Portrait Gallery, London
1994 Birth of son William Russell Stone on 3 May
2000 Lectures at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2001 Lectures at Wallace Collection, London
2001 Awarded Paul Harris Fellowship, Australia
2001 Portrait of Dame Joan Sutherland presented to the people of Australia, Melbourne
2002 Archbishop Desmond Tutu sittings in Cape Town
2001 Portrait of Margaret Thatcher unveiled for British Forces Foundation
2004 Second portrait of Margaret Thatcher sold for Conservative Party
2004 Notable Portraits one-man exhibition at Partridge Fine Arts, Bond Street, London