BP Portrait Award 2016 Exhibition Catalogue
This book presents the diverse range of styles in contemporary portraiture and the variety of techniques used by artists working in the field today. Featuring works from an international list of artists, the BP Portrait Award highlights the vitality of portrait painting today.
A snapshot of contemporary portrait painting at its best this book includes an illustrated essay by bestselling novelist Ali Smith, interviews with the prizewinners, which explore their motivation and influences, and fifty-five beautifully presented full-colour illustrations published for the first time.
Published to accompany the summer exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London (24 June –19 September 2016), includes a selection of works from the previous year’s BP Travel Award winner
The BP Portrait Award, now in its thirty-seventh year, is one of Britain’s most prestigious art prizes, and is the leading showcase for artists throughout the world specialising in portraiture. In 2015 more than 320,000 people visited the exhibition based on the competition open to all artists aged eighteen and over from around the world.
12.5 x 19 cm
88 printed pages
Interviews by Richard McClure
Essay by Ali Smith