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Stuart Pearson Wright

(1975-), Artist

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist of 31 portraits
Best known for his irreverent and detailed figurative portraits, Pearson Wright grew up in Eastbourne and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1995-99). He won the BP Travel Award in 1998 and the BP Portrait Award in 2001. The National Portrait Gallery subsequently acquired paintings of John Hurt, Adam Cooper and J.K. Rowling, plus a series of drawings which were displayed in Most People are Other People (2006). He is quoted as saying 'I've always been ruthlessly ambitious, hungry and driven - I knew it wouldn't happen to me unless I made it happen.'

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Sir John Hurt, by Stuart Pearson Wright - NPG 6541

Sir John Hurt

by Stuart Pearson Wright
oil on gesso on oak panel, 2000
NPG 6541

Adam Cooper, by Stuart Pearson Wright - NPG 6542

Adam Cooper

by Stuart Pearson Wright
oil on gesso on oak panel, 2000
NPG 6542

Mike Leigh, by Stuart Pearson Wright - NPG 6926

Mike Leigh

by Stuart Pearson Wright
oil on canvas, 2003
NPG 6926

J.K. Rowling, by Stuart Pearson Wright - NPG 6745(13)

J.K. Rowling

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil with charcoal underlay, 2004
NPG 6745(13)

Geoffrey Palmer, by Stuart Pearson Wright - NPG 6755

Geoffrey Palmer

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, crayon and white heightening, 2004-2005
NPG 6755

Alison Steadman, by Stuart Pearson Wright - NPG 6760

Alison Steadman

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, charcoal and crayon, 2004-2005
NPG 6760

Jeremy Irons, by Stuart Pearson Wright - NPG 6752

Jeremy Irons

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil and white heightening, 2005
NPG 6752

Nathalie Press, by Stuart Pearson Wright - NPG 6756

Nathalie Press

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil, wash and white heightening, 2005-2006
NPG 6756

Timothy Spall, by Stuart Pearson Wright - NPG 6759

Timothy Spall

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil and charcoal, 2005
NPG 6759



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