1 of 3 portraits of Camila Batmanghelidjh
by Dean Marsh
oil on plywood panel, 2008
30 in. (763 mm) diameter
Commissioned as part of the First Prize, BP Portrait Award, 2005, 2008
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- Camila Batmanghelidjh (1963-), Psychotherapist; founder of Kids Company. Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Winner of the BP Portrait Award in 2005, Marsh was drawn to the sitter's distinctive dress style and found inspiration in the portraits of the nineteenth-century French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. The sitter hopes that this portrait will encourage children to follow their dreams, 'no matter what the struggle.'
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On display in Room 35 at the National Portrait Gallery