Great British Faces

Past beyond the gallery archive
29 September 2012 - 9 March 2013

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

  • Partnership exhibition



Ian McKellen, by Clive Smith, 2001-2002 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ian McKellen
by Clive Smith
2001-2002
NPG 6610

This is exhibition features portraits commissioned by the trustees of the National Portrait Gallery as part of the first prize of the BP Portrait Award. The sitters include some of Britain’s cultural and humanitarian icons and is a snapshot of modern Britain, and represents the diversity, creativity and vision of those people who have shaped the cultural and civil landscape of the world in which we live.