b.1975- Described by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters as 'One to Watch,' we are pleased to introduce this talented artist who started painting at the tender age of just 5. Evgenii Gruzdev was one of the most distinguished young artists to have graduated with Merit and Full Honours from the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. He specializes primarily in portrait painting and also paints landscapes. He was one of the most popular portrait artists at the 2019 Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Annual Exhibition. Evgenii Gruzdev’s arresting portraits combine both empathy and realism with an unique harmony of colours. Evgenii ’s portraits include The Duke of Hamilton, K.G., Philip Palumbo, Sir Angus and Lady Stirling, General the Lord Guthrie, Natalia and Alexander Illingworth, Lucinda Woodbine-Parish, Sir Tim Rice and his daughter Eva Rice, Helena Rees-Mogg and The Duchess of Abercorn, OBE.