Ralph Heimans
Portrait of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 2017
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Ralph Heimans (b. 1970, Sydney) is renowned for his large-scale portraits with their innovative compositions that offer engaging narratives about his subjects and their life stories. His sitters include extraordinary individuals who have made a significant contribution in the fields of arts, academia, law, business, politics and philanthropy. Their portrayals are informed by a creative integration of subject and context. Figures are placed in complex spatial arrangements, underpinned by an innovative use of geometry, reflection and perspective. His technical approach pays homage to the 17th Century masters of chiaroscuro, exploiting exquisite effects of light, which appear to illuminate the inner world of his subjects.

Selected Artworks

Ralph Heimans
The Coronation Theatre, Westminster Abbey: A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2012
oil on canvas
250 x 342cm
Westminster Abbey Collection, United Kingdom
Ralph Heimans
Portrait of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 2017
oil on canvas
160 x 230cm
Royal Collection Trust, United Kingdom
Ralph Heimans
The Governor General Dame Quentin Bryce, 2014
oil on canvas
136 x 190cm
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Ralph Heimans
HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, 2006
oil on canvas
170 x 250cm
The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark
Ralph Heimans
Portrait of The Honorable Justice Stephen Charles AO, 2019
oil on canvas
51 x 66cm
Ralph Heimans
Radical Restraint: Justice Michael Kirby, 1998
oil on canvas
188 x 230cm
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Ralph Heimans
The Architecture of Music (Vladimir Ashkenazy), 2011
oil on canvas
168 x 244cm
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
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