Educated at Bryanston and reading Art History at Oxford Brookes, Anthony Russell worked as a fine art auctioneer and antique dealer in London before moving back to the West Country to follow the family tradition as a professional artist. Traveling extensively around the world, he combined painting with tour lecturing - principally to American university students on bespoke tours of Europe. He spent six years as a consultant for Luke Hughes and traveled the country advising on the furniture needs of prestigious buildings, including museums, palaces, schools and cathedrals.
Now based in London, he spends much of his time lecturing and undertaking research, while helping at the British Museum, hosting outreach events and visiting lecturers. His own lecture program includes presentations to the Church of England, architects, national and local societies and charities.
He has published various articles on architecture and spirituality and contributed to 'The Ultimate Australian Adventure guide'. He is passionate about the importance of art and music and their role in promoting 'understanding, cooperation and integration'. He is a regular NADFAS lecturer and as a life-long advocate of non-violence, his book 'Evolving the Spirit - From Democracy to Peace.', was praised by Aung San Suu Kyi for meaning a great deal to her.