9 May 2019 to 24 May 2019

10am to 5pm 

Open until 7pm on Tuesday 14 and 21 May

Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s

There is always so much to enjoy in this exhibition, from the faces depicted in the portraits, both famous and unfamiliar, to the wide variety of high-quality paintings. It is a celebration of the very best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally.

Unlike other portrait exhibitions, it is rigorously selected by professional portrait painters who themselves have been elected by their peers to the Society.  It is one of the world’s most extensive contemporary portrait exhibitions forming a showcase of some 200 works.  

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Selected Works

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James-Andrew-Dan.jpg

Dan

Andrew James RP NEAC

Pencil
69 x 53 cm
Jones-Oliver-My-Brother-Ben-The-Edinburgh-Atelier-of-Fine-Art-.jpg

My Brother, Ben

Oliver Jones

Oil
75 x 60 cm
Knight-Alan-Self-Portrait.jpg

Self Portrait

Alan Knight

Oil
30 x 30 cm
Koldsø-Anne-Trust.jpg

Trust

Anne Koldsø

Oil
45 x 43 cm
Kuck-Sandra-My-Dear-Angus.jpg

My Dear Angus

Sandra Kuck

Oil
71 x 71 cm
NEW-Kuhfeld-Peter-The-Executive-Chef.jpg

The Executive Chef

Peter Kuhfeld RP NEAC

Oil
47 x 47 cm
Kynoch-Kathryn-Andy-as-the-Jester.jpg

Andy as the Jester

Kathryn Kynoch

Oil
147 x 97 cm
Kynoch-Kathryn-The-Life-Model-Resting.jpg

The Life Model Resting

Kathryn Kynoch

Oil
172 x 108 cm
Lacey-Graham-Self.jpg

Self

Graham Lacey

Oil
30 x 36 cm
Langley-Yvonne-Jean.jpg

Jean

Yvonne Langley

Oil
34 x 34 cm
Langley-Yvonne-Jean-2.jpg

Jean

Yvonne Langley

Oil
40 x 40 cm
Lavelle-Sara-Alice.jpg

Alice

Sara Lavelle

Oil
85 x 50 cm
Lessore-John-John-Wonnacott-drawing-Michelangelos-Pieta.jpg

John Wonnacott drawing Michelangelo's Pieta

John Lessore

Oil
90 x 150 cm
Levi-Lorena-Mothers-and-Daughters.jpg

Mothers and Daughters

Lorena Levi

Oil
75 x 51 cm
Manao-Matthew-Peaches.jpg

Peaches

Matthew Manao

Oil
30 x 30 cm
Martineau-Luke-Zara-Ella-and-Ben.jpg

Zara, Ella and Ben

Luke Martineau

Oil
100 x 115 cm
McKendry-Kenny-The-Gallery-Owner.jpg

The Gallery Owner

Oil
46 x 36 cm
McNicholas-Mick-Oil-Sketch-of-Barrie.jpg

Oil Sketch of Barrie

Mick McNicholas

Oil
30 x 26 cm
Mendoza-June-David-Morgan-Hewitt.jpg

David Morgan-Hewitt

June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI

Oil
122 x 145 cm
Mendoza-June-Edward-and-Harry-Warburton.jpg

Edward and Harry Warburton

June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI

Oil
122 x 145 cm
Meng-Yun-Preoccupied-with-Something.jpg

Preoccupied with Something

Yun Meng

Oil
126 x 96 cm
Mitchell-Julian-Miss-Fitton-Hayward.jpg

Miss Fitton-Hayward

Julian Mitchell

Oil
35 x 25 cm
Moon-Sarah-Jane-Bird-La-Bird.jpg

Bird La Bird

Oil
154 x 124 cm

Related events

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Artist demonstration
9 May 2019
Frances Bell RP will be demonstrating the ‘sight size’ technique
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Artist demonstration
14 May 2019
David Caldwell RP will be demonstrating his portrait painting techniques
Cobley-David-A-Bit-Like-Damien-Hirst.jpg
Lecture
15 May 2019
David Cobley RP NEAC in conversation with critic and art historian Peter Davies
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Artist demonstration
17 May 2019
Andrew James RP NEAC will be demonstrating his portrait drawing techniques
Watts-George-Frederic-Lillie-Langtry,-also-known-as-the-Dean’s-Daughter.jpg
Lecture
18 May 2019
A panel discussion about G F Watts’ portrait of Lillie Langtry, on loan to the RP Annual Exhibition
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Lecture
21 May 2019
A conversation between painter Michael Taylor RP and photographer Alistair Morrison about their collaborative project
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Artist demonstration
22 May 2019
Jane Bond RP NEAC will be demonstrating her portrait drawing techniques