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BP Portrait Award 2014

BP Portrait Award 2014 cover


Publication June 2014
Price £9.99
ISBN 978 1 85514 486 6
Format 190 x 125mm
Illustrations 74 colour
Extent 88 pages
Binding Paperback with flaps
Category Contemporary Art

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by Richard McClure

Featuring works from an international list of artists, the BP Portrait Award highlights the vitality of portrait painting today. This book presents the diverse range of styles in contemporary portraiture and the variety of techniques used by artists working in the field today.


The BP Portrait Award, now in its twenty-fourth year, is one of Britain’s most prestigious art prizes, and is the leading showcase for artists throughout the world specialising in portraiture.

Last year more than 255,000 people visited the exhibition, which is based on the competition open to all artists aged eighteen and over from around the world.

The catalogue features fifty-five works from an international list of artists, which together display a diverse range of styles and painterly techniques. It also includes interviews with the prize winners by Richard McClure give further insight into the artists behind the portraits.


Richard McClure is a freelance journalist.