British Painter (born 1975). His grandfather a political refugee in 1939 from Romania. He studied at Camberwell College of Art (1993), Winchester School of Art (1994-1997). He studied lifedrawing under John Lessore (2000-2003) and established a School of Drawing and Painting at Leighton House Museum in 2003 which runs a continuing programme of life drawing and painting.
Peter ‘creates the most inspired painting to reveal not only extaordinary skill, but also a profound insight into the modern world we live in’- Jennifer Murby Soloarte Magazine June 2004
‘Interior with Lilies’ (Collection Michel Roux) epitomises his early work. Although the human form has dominated his output Harrap has also executed some cityscapes. The Surfaces of these paintings appear complex and tangled offering frustrated and interupted views. A to B after Beckett and Slade Gardens (Collection Knoxville Museum of Modern Art , USA)
Collections:Emir of Bahrein, Michel Roux, HSBC, Laurent-Perrier
Selected Exhibitions :’The Figure Reinterpreted ‘, Dulwich Picture Gallery (1995) Jerwood Space, ‘Bold + RAdical’ , PLAY with Jake and Dinos Chapman and Bob and Roberta Smith.
(articles by Colin Gleadell, Telegraph, Louise Jury, Independent, Rachel Campbell Johnston, Times,)
Peter is married to Natasha Kissell with whom he has a daughter Lux, and a Son Rafferty.
Hogbens Dunphy Damien Hirsts art consultants have invited Peter to be one of twenty artists repesented in their Artist First scheme .
Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Michel Roux for the Water side Inn at Bray
the Emir of Bahrein
Chairman of HSBC
Lynda Moss ( Kate Moss’ mother)
David Fraser Jenkins- Keeper British Modern Tate
Natalie Reisson Vice President Art Advisory Lehman brothers New York, now Credit Suisse.
Knoxville Museum of Modern Art
Sam Harvey Booker Prize/Orange Prize listed author for “the Wilderness”
Lord Leighton Prize