Royal Society of Portrait Painters | Annual Exhibition 2024

- - 10am to 5pm | North, East & West Galleries

Booking is not required.

£5, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries and under 25s. Concessions available. 

Portrait of cricketer Alastair Cook CBE by Alastair Adams
Portrait of cricketer Alastair Cook CBE by Alastair Adams

RP Annual Exhibition 2024

Presenting the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, one of the world’s greatest forums for contemporary portraiture.

Expect to see some of the best painted and drawn portraits selected from national and international submissions.

The following prizes have been awarded to portraits of particular note:

The de Laszlo Foundation Award

Stefano Curti, Lukas Sheehan

The RP Prize for the Best Small Portrait

Florence Yuqing RI, Last Letter from Me

The Raw Umber Studios Prize

Nashunmenghe, Elizabeth 2024

The Smallwood Architects Prize for Contextual Portraiture

Miriam Escofet RP, "What will survive of us..."

The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture

Andrew James NEAC RP, Reverie 

The William Lock Portrait Prize

Mark Shields, Companion

Explore the Exhibition

RP Annual Exhibition 2024

Portrait of young women and her dog

This annual gathering together of all that is excellent in the art of portrait painting is, as ever, an astonishing show and I warmly welcome you in.

Anthony Connolly - President

Commission a Portrait

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters' dedicated Portrait Commission Service provides comprehensive support throughout this remarkable and unique journey. This includes help in selecting the portrait artist most appropriate to your needs and taste from a diverse range of options.

If you would like to discuss a portrait idea or learn more about our commission service, Martina Merelli-Stevens, Fine Art Commissions Manager, will be available to assist you throughout the exhibition. 

Exhibition Catalogue

RP catalogue



Wade PR

Banner image: Alastair Cook, former Captain of the England Test and One-Day International cricket teams. Commissioned by MCC Heritage & Collections Committee. Portrait by Alastair Adams PPRP.

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