Anthony Whishaw, RA, was born in London, England on 22 May 1930. He held his first solo show in Madrid in 1956 and has shown since then across Britain and abroad, with numerous exhibitions in both commercial and museum spaces, including regular exhibitions at Roland, Browse and Delbanco, the London gallery co-founded by emigre collector, Dr Henry Roland. Whishaw was elected a Member of the London Group in 1979, an Associate Royal Academician in 1980 and a Royal Academician in 1989.