Hold Still: A Portrait of our Nation in 2020
This new book presents a unique portrait of the UK during the 2020 lockdown, through 100 community photographs.
Icons and Identities: Famous Faces from the Collection
Icons and Identities explores the portrayal of people as a human preoccupation from prehistoric art to digital media.
Love Stories: Art, Passion & Tragedy Hardcover
Featuring passion and romance, scandal and tragedy, commitment and heartbreak, this book explores the most powerful love stories in history.
The National Portrait Gallery's award-winning publishing programme supports the Gallery by reflecting on the nature of British society and identity through portraiture. We publish books that showcase the highlights of the Gallery’s Collection and present the art and stories behind eminent British men and women who have influenced Britain’s artistic, cultural and social history. Alongside creating beautifully produced catalogues to accompany the Gallery’s Collection as it tours in regional and international exhibitions.
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Develop your art skills
Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.
Hold Still photography workshop
Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise.
Draw Like a Renaissance Master
Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.