Tony Bevan

1 portrait

Tony Bevan, by Tony Bevan, 1992 - NPG 6818 - © Tony Bevan/ DACS, London (2014)

© Tony Bevan/ DACS, London (2014)

Tony Bevan

by Tony Bevan
oil and pigment on canvas, 1992
34 5/8 in. x 29 3/4 in. (878 mm x 757 mm)
Purchased with help from the artist, John Morton Morris and Ben Brown Fine Arts, 2007
Primary Collection
NPG 6818


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Sitterback to top

  • Tony Bevan (1951-), Painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist of 4 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Tony Bevan (1951-), Painter. Artist of 4 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

This portraitback to top

The depiction of the human figure is a major theme in Tony Bevan's work and this painting marks the culmination of a series of self-portraits from the early 1990s. Rendered in oil paint and pigment, the flesh has a characteristic rawness, suggesting wounding and bruising, influenced by the portraits of Francis Bacon.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Moorhouse, Paul (essay) Nairne, Sandy (foreword), Tony Bevan: Self-Portraits, 2011 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 26 March to 13 November 2011), p. 08

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