Ved Mehta
by Paul Oxborough

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Oil on linen canvas
711 x 533 mm

Paul Oxborough studied at Atelier Lesueur, Minneapolis and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His work has been seen in numerous group and solo exhibitions in New York, Washington DC and London. He was previously selected for the BP Portrait Award 2005 and 2007.

The portrait is of the writer Ved Mehta. Although the work was commissioned, during the process the two men became friends. Oxborough considered the complexities of painting a portrait of a sitter whose visual impairment meant they would be unable to see the finished work, and therefore asked Mehta’s family: ‘Did I capture him?’

    Ved Mehta by Paul Oxborough, 2013
    © Paul Oxborough