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Stuart Pearson Wright (1975-), Artist

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 31 portraits
Best known for his irreverent and detailed figurative portraits, Pearson Wright grew up in Eastbourne and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1995-99). He won the BP Travel Award in 1998 and the BP Portrait Award in 2001. The National Portrait Gallery subsequently acquired paintings of John Hurt, Adam Cooper and J.K. Rowling, plus a series of drawings which were displayed in Most People are Other People (2006). He is quoted as saying 'I've always been ruthlessly ambitious, hungry and driven - I knew it wouldn't happen to me unless I made it happen.'

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Sir John Hurt

by Stuart Pearson Wright
oil on gesso on oak panel, 2000
NPG 6541


Adam Cooper

by Stuart Pearson Wright
oil on gesso on oak panel, 2000
NPG 6542


Mike Leigh

by Stuart Pearson Wright
oil on canvas, 2003
On display in Room 40 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6926


J.K. Rowling

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil with charcoal underlay, 2004
NPG 6745(13)


Jonny Lee Miller ('Jonny Lee Miller and Ethel')

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, charcoal and wash, 2004-2005
NPG 6753


Parminder Kaur Nagra

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, 2004
NPG 6754


Geoffrey Palmer

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, crayon and white heightening, 2004-2005
NPG 6755


Daniel Radcliffe

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, 2004-2006
NPG 6757


Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, 2004-2005
NPG 6758


Alison Steadman

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, charcoal and crayon, 2004-2005
NPG 6760


Nonso Anozie

by Stuart Pearson Wright
charcoal, 2005
NPG 6751


Jeremy Irons

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil and white heightening, 2005
NPG 6752


Nathalie Press

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, wash and white heightening, 2005-2006
NPG 6756


Timothy Spall

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil and charcoal, 2005
NPG 6759

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