Portrait Artist of the Year: The Exhibition

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This commemorative exhibition celebrates eight years of SkyArts’ most successful tv series – Portrait Artist of the Year. Curated by one of the programme’s guest judges, Kathleen Soriano, Portrait Artist of the Year will feature over 120 works of art selected from the more than 1,000 artists who have taken part over the years. Showcasing the range of styles, media and approaches taken to portraiture, the exhibition will consider past winners and their prize commissions for major museums and galleries, as well as examining how the genre of portraiture has been tested through the range of diverse and personal styles that have been revealed. These varied approaches to the broad range of celebrity sitters, from Kim Cattrell to Stanley Tucci, Rick Wakeman to Nile Rodgers, Bernardine Evaristo to John Cooper Clark, Michaela Coel to Zandra Rhodes, and from Melvyn Bragg to Graham Norton, will go some way to argue that figurative art and portraiture are very much alive and well today.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCompton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Size1 Painting
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2022


  • Painting Exhibition
  • Painting and the Digital
  • Painting


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