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Graham Redgrave-Rust was born in Hertfordshire, England, in 1942. He studied drawing and painting in London, at the Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art and then at The Central School of Arts and Crafts, followed by The National Academy of Art in New York. He worked for two years as an artist on “Architectural Forum” for Time Inc. and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1965. In 1968 he spent a year as artist in residence at Woodberry Forest School, Virginia, USA.
He is internationally renowned for his murals and ceiling paintings which can be found in houses in Britain, Europe, America, and The Middle East. The most spectacular of these, “The Temptation” at the Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, took over a decade to complete. Twenty years later, in 1988, his collection of mural designs was published as The Painted House, now printed in four languages. This was followed by Decorative Designs in 1996, Needlepoint Designs in 1998, The Painted Ceiling in 2001 and Revisiting The Painted House in 2005.
He has illustrated various books including the 1986 edition of The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the 1993 edition of Some Flowers, by Vita Sackville-West and most recently Food for Friends by Maxine Clanwilliam, who commissioned his first mural painting in 1965.
In Palm Beach, his work can be found in the 2018 Ballinger Award winning estate Ivor House.