The announcement of this year’s winner follows an open letter from the artist and 2019 judge Gary Hume calling on the National Portrait Gallery to cut its ties with sponsor BP.
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This year’s National Portrait Gallery-organised award attracted 2,538 entries by artists from 84 countries, with the winner set to receive £35,000 in prize money.
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A portrait of mother and child wins the BP Portrait Award 2017.
A three-man shortlist for the BP Portrait Award 2017 sees a return of the traditional artists’ muse, as the selected artists depict important women in their lives.
This year’s top prize goes to Clara Drummond for her third BP Portrait Award of the same sitter.
Artist Raoul Martinez, twice nominated for the BP Portrait Award, joins nearly 300 cultural figures in rejecting oil sponsorship of the arts.
Israeli artist Matan Ben-Cnaan has won the £30,000 portrait prize for his allegorical scene inspired by the bible story of Jephthah and his daughter.
The 25th BP Portrait Award has been won by Thomas Ganter for his painting of a homeless German man.
This year’s BP Portrait Award has been won by Susanne du Toit for her painting of her eldest son, Pieter.
Just two artists, down from the usual four, shortlisted for £30,000 award – and both for works that reflect on family life.