"Then she slipped through the door,
and shut it behind her, breathing quite fast
with excitement and wonder, and delight.
She was standing inside the secret garden."
~Frances Hodgson Burnett~
Graham Redgrave-Rust was born in Hertfordshire,
England in 1942. He studied drawing and painting
at the Polytechnic School of Art, Regent Street,
the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London and
the National Academy of Art in New York.
For two years he worked as an artist on
"Architectural Forum" for Time Inc.
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. His most important work is
the mural "The Temptation" in the entrance hall of
Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, which took over a decade
to complete. He has illustrated various books including
the 1986 edition of ' The Secret Garden',
by Frances Hodgson Burnett and
the 1993 edition of 'Some Flowers',
by Vita Sackville-West. His works has been displayed
in over twenty one-man exhibitions.
. . .
Graham Rust lives and works in Suffolk and is
currently illustrating a cookery book by the late
Countess of Clanwilliam, who commissioned his
first mural painting in 1965.
- Fruite of the Earth 1986
- The Secret Garden 1986
-A Little Princess 1989
-The Secret Garden Notebook 1991
-Some Flowers 1993
- Little Lord Fauntleroy 1993
-The Fine Art of Dining 1994
-Claro en la Selva 2001
-The Painted House 1987
-Decorative Designs 1996
-Needlepoint Designs 1998
-The Painted Ceiling 2001
7 november 2009