BP Portrait Award 2007

15 Oct 2007

0706bp3_406x500The Portrait Award, a hugely successful and popular annual event now in its 28th year at the National Portrait Gallery, in London, and 18th year of sponsorship by BP, is aimed at encouraging artists to develop the theme of portraiture in their work.

BP Portrait Award 2007

The Portrait Award, a hugely successful and popular annual event now in its 28th year at the National Portrait Gallery, in London, and 18th year of sponsorship by BP, is aimed at encouraging artists to develop the theme of portraiture in their work. A record 1,870 entries were received for this year’s competition, from which 60 portraits were selected. Among those artists selected were Paul Oxborough and Scott Pohlschmidt, both of whom were recently featured in American Artist. The top award winner from the show was Paul Emsley, who won the BP Portrait Award 2007 for his painting Michael Simpson. Also receiving awards were David Lawton, who won Second Prize for his painting Stephen; Johan Andersson, who won Third Prize for Tamara; and Hynek Martinec, who won the Young Artist Award 2007 for Zuzana in Paris Studio. The exhibition runs through September 16 at the National Portrait Gallery and the catalogue is available through the National Portrait Gallery's website.

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Michael Simpson
by Paul Emsley.
Stephen
by David Lawton.
Tamara
by Johan Andersson.


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Zuzana in Paris Studio
by Hynek Martinec.
Tim
by Scott Pohlschmidt.
Chuck Close
by Paul Oxborough.

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martin kilner wrote
on 11 Jul 2007 7:00 PM
Is this what the Art world considers great portraiture!? Ive seen better at our local art class,what a pile of amateurish junk!
Katherine Tyrrell wrote
on 15 Jul 2007 10:14 AM
Oh dear. While I know we don't all share the same taste or like the same sort of art, this sort of comment always tends to make me think that somebody's work maybe wasn't accepted into an exhibition..... Unlike Mr Kilner, I have visited the BP Portrait Exhibition in person and wrote about it on my blog on June 15th (google "making a mark" and "bp portrait") - where you can see links to more of the paintings in this prestigious exhibition. Can I just emphasise that it's very far from amateurish junk.