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Daphne Todd

(1947-), Painter

Artist of 5 portraits
Portrait painter Daphne Todd trained at the Slade School of Fine Art (1964-71) and was the first woman to be appointed President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (1994-2000). In 2010 she won First Prize in the BP Portrait Award for Last Portrait of Mother, a devotional study of her mother on her death bed, having previously won second price in the John Player Award at the National Portrait Gallery in 1983. Todd has four further portraits in the National Portrait Gallery collection, of Sir Christopher Ondaatje, Spike Milligan, Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover and Dame Janet Baker. In addition to portraits she paints landscapes, still lifes and figure studies.

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Janet Baker, by Daphne Todd - NPG 5987

Janet Baker

by Daphne Todd
oil on board, 1987
NPG 5987

Sir (Philip) Christopher Ondaatje, by Daphne Todd - NPG 6522

Sir (Philip) Christopher Ondaatje

by Daphne Todd
oil on board, 1995
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6522

Dame Sally Davies, by Daphne Todd - NPG 7022

Dame Sally Davies

by Daphne Todd
oil on raised panels, 2016
NPG 7022

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