Tewfik, Anthony (b. 1955)
Anthony Tewfik is a painter, sculptor and producer of fine drawings. After Art College he worked as an illustrator for many national and international publications, before pursuing a career as a 'society' portrait artist, exhibiting regularly at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. His output now covers a variety of subjects, though the human face and figure remain essential to his work, very often placed in imaginative settings.
Tewfik spent his childhood years in Devon up to the age of eleven when he moved to Cornwall. He studied initially at the Plymouth College of Art and Design and then at Epsom School of Art and Design where he was awarded a First Class Diploma in Fine Art / Painting. As a student he received the coveted David Murray Landscape Scholarship and the British Institution Award; both from The Royal Academy of Arts. He was also a finalist (London and SE) in the Windsor & Newton Student Awards.
On returning to Cornwall, Tewfik set up the Peak Rock Studios and Gallery in Polperro, where he worked and exhibited through the 1990s. He remains living and working in Cornwall and now concentrates on fine sculpture as well as painting and drawing.
Exhibitions include: The Royal Society of British Artists, The Hunting Group, The Lyn Painter Stainers, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The New English Art Club, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In 2003 one of his paintings was included in twenty shortlisted finalists from over ten thousand entries in the NOT The Turner Prize. His work is held in many collections in the UK and abroad.