The Gallery’s relationship with J.P. Morgan spans more than 14 years. Through J.P. Morgan’s ongoing support of the Fund for New Commissions, the Gallery has commissioned 15 new works for its Collection to date.
Unveiled in July 2015, the portrait of mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles by Rupert Alexander was commissioned for the Gallery’s permanent collection through the J.P. Morgan Fund for New Commissions. Artist Rupert Alexander talks about the process of painting his portrait of Wiles from life under filtered natural light to cast a coloured hue on the sitter.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.
Through the company’s support, J.P. Morgan’s clients and employees benefit from unique access to the Gallery’s remarkable exhibitions and the people who make them possible. This, in turn helps to develop new audiences for the Gallery - its exhibitions, Collections and the Fund for New Commissions works. J.P. Morgan and the National Portrait Gallery feel that this collaboration showcases how business and the arts can work effectively together to help achieve their objectives.
“The National Portrait Gallery is delighted to extend the partnership with J. P. Morgan in 2015. The company’s vital ongoing support of the Fund for New Commissions will enable us to continue to commission new portraits of individuals who make a significant contribution to British life and culture. In London, and around the country with our regional partners, visitors come face to face with wonderful portraits of diverse figures including Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood by Juergen Teller, Shami Chakrabarti by Gillian Wearing and David Beckham by Sam Taylor-Johnson”.
Pim Baxter, Deputy Director, National Portrait Gallery
“At J.P. Morgan we are delighted to renew our relationship, now in its 15th year, with this esteemed institution. Supporting the arts is very important to us, and our clients. We look forward to collaborating with the National Portrait Gallery and continuing to experience art through this important internationally renowned Gallery”
Jose Linares, J.P. Morgan Head of Global Corporate Bank, EMEA
Hear Pim Baxter and Jose Linares talk about the Fund for New Commissions and the partnership between the National Portrait Gallery and J.P. Morgan.