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Paul Emsley (1947-)

Artist of 2 portraits
Glasgow-born Paul Emsley grew up in South Africa and won first prize in the BP Portrait Award (2007). ' His commissions for the gallery have included Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2012) and the author V.S. Naipaul (2009), he also painted Nelson Mandela's portrait in 2010.

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V.S. Naipaul

by Paul Emsley
oil on canvas, 2009
NPG 6875


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

by Paul Emsley
oil on canvas, 2012
On display in Room 39 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6956