Antony Micallef is a British artist who was taught by the great landscape painter John Virtue, who in turn was taught by the last of the post war painters the renowned Frank Auerbach. Widely recognised as one of the finest painters in contemporary art today. He has work in collections all over the world and has exhibited in group shows in institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy, Tate Britain and the ICA London.
His painting style has been compared to Francis Bacon and is seen as an amalgamation of influences from the old masters such as Caravaggio and Velazquez to more modern contemporary photographers and graphic artists. The rawness of expressionistic painterly marks is a stark contrast to the more graphic elements which surfaces throughout his work.
In 2000, he won second prize at the BP National Portrait Award.