Clive Madgwick was born in London in 1934. He was educated at Epsom College and London University. Clive Madgwick is established as one of Britain's most popular and commercially successful artists. His clear, detailed style, coupled with an ability to distil the essence of the English landscape, provided him with a strong market for his original paintings. Something which set Clive Madgwick apart from many landscape artists was his desire to represent the landscape in reality. Major commissions were numerous and included work for the Abbey National Building Society, Calor Gas, and Boots the Chemists. His sensitive paintings were published as fine art prints with such success that Clive Madgwick became one of the best-selling artists in the world. His pictures are held in many significant collections. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II owns a 1989 painting Buckingham Palace from St James's Park. He died in 2005.