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|Born||20 April 1938
Port Talbot, Wales
|Died||3 October 2016 (aged 84)
Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Wales
|Education||Neath Grammar School|
|Alma mater||Slade School of Fine Art|
Andrew Vicari (20 April 1938 – 3 October 2016) was a Welsh painter working in France. He painted portraits of the rich and famous. Despite being largely unknown in his own country, in 2004 Vicari was Britain's richest living painter. At one time he was the Britain 18th richest person in Britain.
In 1974 Vicari was appointed as the official painter to the King and Government of Saudi Arabia. In the years which followed he painted many portraits of the Saudi royal family, and scenes of Riyadh and Bedouin life. It is mainly due to this patronage that Vicari owes his financial success. In 2001 he sold a collection of 125 paintings of the First Gulf War to Prince Khaled for £17 million.
His fortune was valued at £92 million in 2006 by the Sunday Times Rich List.
In October 2014 it was reported Vicari had filed for bankruptcy and had been in poor health.
Vicari died at Morriston Hospital, Swansea on 3 October 2016.
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