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National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition Detail
BP Portrait Award 2012
St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom

June 21st, 2012 - September 23rd, 2012
June 21st, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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BP Portrait Award 2012 and BP Travel Award 2011

The BP Portrait Award showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting from around the world. For thirty-three years the exhibition has presented outstanding and innovative new work in a variety of styles and approaches, and it continues to be a highlight of the annual art calendar.

From informal and personal studies of friends and family, to revealing paintings of famous faces, this year’s exhibition features fifty-five works selected from 2,187 international entries. These include the four shortlisted artists – Aleah Chapin for Auntie, Alan Coulson for Richie Culver, Ignacio Estudillo for El abuelo (Agustín Estudillo) and Jamie Routley for Tony Lewis – as well as the work of the BP Travel Award 2011 winner Jo Fraser.

For the third year the exhibition will be complemented by the BP Portrait Award: Next Generation project. Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a series of workshops and online resources offer young people new opportunities for learning and creativity through portraiture. For more on how to get involved please click here.

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