BP Portrait Awards 2017

FullSizeRender 2Breech! // Benjamin Sullivan // oil on canvas // 1st Prize

Every year the National Portrait Gallery in London invites the public to submit portraits to be on view in the gallery in an exhibition known as the BP Portrait Awards. Last year marked the 38th year. In addition to the main show, there is a youth category called Next Generation. The 38th BP Portrait Awards had 2,580 submissions from 87 countries. Of that number, a panel of judges selected 53 to be exhibited. The following were my favorite.

FullSizeRender 4Delfin // Jesús Maria Sáez de Vicuña Ochoa // oil on board

FullSizeRender 7Simona // Lukáš Betinsky // oil on canvas

FullSizeRender 8Emma // Antony Williams // egg tempera on board // 3rd Prize

FullSizeRenderAnother Find Day on Elysian Fields Avenue, Nola // Éva Csanyi-Hurskin // oil on linen

FullSizeRender 6Archipelago // Brian Shields // acrylic on canvas behind part-mirrored glass

FullSizeRender 5Double Portrait // Thomas Ehretsmann // acrylic on board // 2nd Prize

FullSizeRender copyGabi // Henry Christian-Slane // oil on board // BP Young Artist Award

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