Born: 1960, Rochford, Essex, England.


Stephen attended the Medway College of Art 1979-80, Cheltenham College of Art 1980-83 (BA Hons.), The British School in Rome 1982 and The Royal Academy of Art where he took his diploma in Fine Art 1983-86



RBA 2010, The Gordon Hulston Award

In 1992 elected Brother of the Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury, London.

The Royal Overseas League International Painting competition travelling prize 1987, (travelling in Northern India)

The Richard Ford Travelling Scholarship 1986 (at the Prado, Madrid)

The Landseer Scholarship 1985

The Royal Academy Painting Prize 1984

The British Institute Award 1983

The Greenshields Prize, 1982




The Mall Galleries

The Summer Exhibition,The Royal Overseas League

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the BP Portrait Competition

Target: Munich, Germany, 2001

The Studio: Wilsley, 2008

The Hungry Eye: Mark Mitchell Paintings and Drawings, 2013

Berkeley Fine Art Fair, 2013

Maastricht Art Fair, 2013-14

Toy Stories: The Spa Galleries, 2014

Olympia Fine Art Fair, 2014

Sibylla Schliep Gallery Berlin, 2016


At the 2005 Cheltenham Literary Festival, Stephen had a painting chosen as the subject of a poetry anthology


August 2008, commisioned by Winsor and Newton to produce a book on oil painting


Stephen Rose has undertaken numerous commissions and his work can be found in Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, USA and the UK

© Stephen Rose 2023