Gregory Alexander RWS Biography

Ramsgate (Australia)1960

Gregory Alexander has a fascination with exotic settings and has travelled in Africa and India. These journeys were put to good use when he illustrated Kipling's Jungle Book (Pavilion) and Tales from the African Plains (Pavilion).

His work was reproduced in Michael Spender's book "The Glory of Watercolour" alongside paintings by Samuel Palmer, Russell Flint and others (David & Charles), and also in "Visions of Venice" (David & Charles) and ,in collaboration with Matthew, he produced a book on the craft of watercolour painting "Step by Step Watercolours" (Weidendeld & Nicholson).

Gregory Alexander studied at Canterbury and the West Surrey College of Art and Design. He became one of the youngest associates of the Royal Watercolour Society and is now a full member.

He has exhibited in many Australian galleries, in Amsterdam and London, as well as at the World of Watercolours, Park Lane Hotel, London; the Bankside Gallery, Royal Watercolour Show, London and the Athena Art Awards at the Barbican, London.

His work is held in numerous public and private collections throughout the world. Most notable are the British Museum, the Queen's collection and ANZ bank.

He was awarded a bursary by the Elizabeth Greenfield Foundation in 1984, and another two years later. He won the Critics' Prize, "The Independent".