In this post I list the 55 artists who had their portrait paintings selected for the BP Portrait Award 2015 - Exhibition. Their paintings will be seen by more than 250,000 people this summer at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Plus images of some of the selected portraits!
|Ordeal by Murat Tezcan Demirbas|
Oil on Canvas - 150 x 150 cm
copyright Murat Tezcan Demirbas
- They're listed alphabetically by country. The country is the country of residence rather than the country of origin.
- There are links in the names to the artist's websites (where websites could be found easily).
- Some also have links to the portrait on their website.
- check out the website portfolios of selected artists and
- note the standard of the websites - and note how many artists now have one!
So here they are, some names I recognise, some I know well but there's lots of new names! The BP Portrait Award website will, in due course have a page for each of them as they've done in previous years. In the meantime enjoy finding out about who got selected this year.
My thanks to all the artists who sent me images to use with this blog post.
- Nick Stathopoulos (Nick Stathopoulos on Facebook) - an Archibald Prize finalist in 2012; first time in the BP