-The Esquire 100 - Sheikh Rashid Bin Khalifa al Khalifa
A previous recipient of an Esquire Award for his contribution to the arts, Sheikh Rashid bin Khalifa is not merely a gifted painter, but one of the biggest protagonists in helping shape the arts scene in his country of Bahrain.
Over the past 20 years, His Highness has spearheaded the development and growth of arts within the kingdom, firstly as the president of the Bahrain Arts Society, and latterly in his role as its honorary president.
Considered to be one of the kingdom’s most famous artist, His Highness’s works have been exhibited in art fairs and exhibitions across the globe including Venice, Paris, Moscow, Dubai, Singapore
and extensively in Bahrain.
Never one to be afraid to push the limits of his creativity, Sheikh Rashid recently released a retrospective book that captures the highlights of his 40-year artistic career – one that has seen him explore the genres including realism, impressionism and individualism.