BP Portrait Award 2007

Past exhibition archvie
14 June - 16 September 2007

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world, promoting the very best in contemporary portrait painting. For the first time since the annual portrait award competition started in the Gallery in 1980, the competion was open to all people over the age of 40.

As well as a significant first-prize of £25,000 and three runner-up prizes, the competition also includes a special prize for entrants under the age of 30, continuing the Award's role as a showcase for young artistic talent. Anyone selected for the exhibition is also eligible to enter for the BP Travel Award.

Winners and Exhibitors

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First prize: Michael Simpson by Paul Emsley
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Second prize: Stephen by David Lawton
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Third prize: Tamara by Johan Andersson
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BP Young Artist Award: Zuzana In The Paris Studio by Hynek Martinec
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Time To Talk by Lynn Ahrens
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Portrait Of Christopher Darroux-Xavier by Rupert Alexander
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Franko B by Jeremy Andrews
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Man Staring by Maryanne-Aytonu-Ellis
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Commuter by John Ball
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Nicola by Polly Benford
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Portrait by Emmanouil Bitsakis
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Jonny And Glory by Richard Brazier
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Mr & Mrs Brown by Vincent Brown
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Irene (My Wife) by Francis corsham
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Jose Escofet by Mariam Escofet
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Nisha by Darvish Fakhr
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Kaveh, Age 31 by Maryam Foroozanfar
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Looking Back by Aram Gershuni
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Joy by Robin-Lee Hall
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Self-Portrait by Jaemi Hardy
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Winter Portrait by Ingolv Helland
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Redhead (Self Portrait) by Amanda Hext
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Ian Hamilton Finlay (1997-2006) by Eileen Hogan
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Pugnis Et Calcibus by Jill Hooper
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Travel Award: She And Me by Timothy Hyman
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Self-Portrait by Kwang-Sik Im
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The King Of Spain by Diarmuid Kelley
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Painting Of Waris by Sandro Kopp
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A.C. Grayling by Thomas Leveritt
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Figura Onirica by Anna Madia
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Novelty by Susannah Massey
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Camilla by Francesco Mernini
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Alex by Nicholas Merton
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Self-Portrait by Ana Maria Micu
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Sally by Luis Morris
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Georgia In Profile by Neil Nelson
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Chuck by Paul Oxborough
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Katy Does It While Baking A Cake by Morgan Penn
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Tim by Scott Pohlschmidt
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Organia by Anastasia Pollard
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Lola by Gareth Reid
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The Bevin Boy by Philip Renforth
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Stanley by Keith Robinson
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Tom, Jan, Mike, Chloe And Lillie - The Potters by Stephen Earl rogers
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Ricardo by Geert Schless
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Aileen by Perdita Sinclair
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Ginnie by Benjamin Sullivan
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Only For A Fiver by Edward Sutcliffe
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Amelie by Cassandra Szekely
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Portrait Of Denitsa by Ivan Tafrov
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Annie by David Tebbs
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William Packer by Daphne Todd
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Chrisa by Jaime Valero Perandones
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Happy Thought - Self Portrait by Jason Walker
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Kate by Vicky White
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Father And Sons by Antony Williams
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Macular Me by Suzy Willis
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Self-Portrait As Twins by Paula Wilson
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Cara by Steve Wilson
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Self-Portrait by William Wright