1 of 3 portraits of Camila Batmanghelidjh
© National Portrait Gallery, London; commissioned as part of the First Prize, BP Portrait Award, 2005
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.'