We are pleased to reveal the shortlist for the BP Portrait Award 2017. See the selected artworks here.

Selected from 2,580 entries by artists from 87 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2017 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting.

The BP Portrait Award 2017 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 22 June to 24 September 2017. Now in its thirty-eighth year at the National Portrait Gallery and twenty-eighth year of sponsorship by BP, the Award continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.