Camila Batmanghelidjh

1 portrait on display in Room 35 at the National Portrait Gallery

Camila Batmanghelidjh, by Dean Marsh, 2008 - NPG 6845 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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
Primary Collection
NPG 6845


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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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