20 June 2017

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Benjamin Sullivan Painting of His Wife Breastfeeding Wins BP Portrait Prize

A portrait of a serene mother breastfeeding her eight-month-old daughter has won this year’s BP Portrait Award, winning the sitter’s husband the £30,000 first prize.

19 April 2017

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BP Portrait Award Unveils Three Shortlisted Artists For 2017 Competition

The BP Portrait Award 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, has announced the three short-listed artists for this year’s competition.

7 April 2016

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BP Portrait Award 2016 Reveals Shortlisted Artists For £30k Prize

The BP Portrait Award 2016 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, has unveiled the three shortlisted artists for the prestigious 2016 prize, which will be presented on 21 June. Of the 2,557 portraits from 80 countries submitted for judging by a panel including artist Jenny Saville and writer Alan Hollinghurst, three have been shortlisted for the First Prize. They are Cambridgeshire-based Clara Drummond for Girl […]

17 June 2015

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Controversial BP Portrait Award Won by Matan Ben-Cnaan

The winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015 has been announced at the National Portrait Gallery. This comes at an uncertain time for the BP sponsored prize. Last Saturday 13 June, Tate Modern was taken over by protesters from Liberate Tate an organisation committed to ending the relationship between Tate and the oil giant BP. Over 70 artists […]

20 August 2014

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BP Portrait Award To Accept Digital Entries For 2015 Competition

London’s BP Portrait Award will be accepting digital entries for the 2015 event, at The National Portrait Gallery. As one of the world’s most prestigious art competitions, making it quicker and easier for artists from across the globe to submit their work has become a priority. They follow in the footsteps of the Royal Academy […]

3 June 2014

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Husband and Wife Portrait Painters Selected For BP Portrait Award Competition

Two larger-than-life sized paintings featuring famous chefs including a seven-foot study of TV chief James Martin are part of the selection on view at this year at the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award competition. They were painted by a husband and wife who have succeeded in having their portraits selected for exhibition, which is […]

3 December 2013

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National Portrait Gallery Announces 35th Portrait Award Competition

The National Portrait Gallery has announced that it is now accepting entries for the thirty-fifth Portrait Award, one of the world’s most prestigious competition for portrait painting. The Portrait Award in 2014 will celebrate twenty-five years of support by BP. The First Prize winner will receive a £30,000 cash prize along with, at the Gallery’s discretion, […]

22 April 2013

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BP Portrait Award Raises The Stakes To £30,000 Prize

BP have announced support for a further five years of the BP Portrait Award, one of the world’s most prestigious art competitions. The First Prize has been increased by £5,000 to £30,000, making it one of the largest for any global arts competition. The winner will receive the £30,000 cash prize and a commission worth […]

5 April 2012

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BP PORTRAIT AWARD SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED BY NPG

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY UNVEILS THIS YEARS OFFERINGS The Four artists short-listed for the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2012, one of the world’s most sought after art prizes were announced today at the NPG. This year the prize received 2,187 entries from 74 different countries. For the sixth year, the competition has been open to all […]

14 April 2011

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BP Portrait Award Shortlist 2011 Announced

Why the BP Portrait Prize has gone downhill  Every year the National Portrait Gallery in London holds a portrait painting competition. This year more than 50 portraits have been selected for the annual event at  London’s NPG. The competition is currently sponsored by BP (British Petroleum), the award is known as the BP Portrait award. […]