ABOUT BENJAMIN

Benjamin Sullivan was born in Grimsby in 1977. He studied painting and drawing at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2000. Since then, he has established a growing reputation as a figurative painter.

His work has been widely exhibited, including at the Royal Academy and National Portrait Gallery. Among other distinctions, he has received a Carrol Foundation Award, the Kinross Scholarship, and a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. In 2007 he won the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.

He was elected a member of the New English Art Club and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2001 and 2003 respectively, becoming the youngest person to be elected to those institutions. In 2009, he was made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers.His work is to be found in numerous public and private collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Scottish Academy, Parliament House, Edinburgh, and several Oxford and Cambridge Colleges.

In 2009 he became artist in residence at All Souls College, Oxford, where he undertook a large commission depicting College staff. The resulting work, The All Souls Triptych, was displayed at the Ashmolean Museum in 2012 and now sits in one of Hawksmoor’s twin towers at All Souls College

COMMISSIONS

PRICE GUIDE

Oil
Price On Application

This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel & accommodation expenses, and VAT are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.

METHOD OF WORKING

I like about six sittings for an oil painting and am happy to travel to my sitters. I am not currently registered for VAT.

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2008 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • B.P. Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
  • Benjamin Sullivan and Toby Wiggins, St Barbe Museum, Lymington, Hants
  • NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2007 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • NEAC Exhibition, Crossgate Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
  • NEAC Exhibition, Alresford Gallery, Hampshire
  • NEAC Exhibition, The Great Barn, Devon
  • B.P. Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
  • NEAC Summer Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
  • NEAC Exhibition, Hereford City Art Gallery
  • NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition, Painter’s Hall, London
  • 2006 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • B.P.Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
  • NEAC Annual Exhibtion, Mall Galleries, London
  • The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition, Painter’s Hall, London
  • Benjamin Sullivan and Ruth Stage, Oakham Gallery, London
  • 2005 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • NEAC Summer Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
  • 2004 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual EXhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2003 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • NEAC by the Thames, Bankside Gallery, London
  • NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2002 The Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Art, London
  • Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters: Prize-winners Exhibition, NPG, London
  • NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • B.P Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
  • The Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2001 The Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Art, London
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • The Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2000 Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition, Edinburgh
  • Two Counties Art Exhibition, Highcliff Castle, Dorset
  • NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

AWARDS

  • Elisabeth Greenshields Grant, Quebec, Canada
  • Carrol Foundation Prize, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London
  • Young Artist of the Year Runner-up Prize, Hunting Art Prize, London
  • Purvis Prize for Painting, NEAC, London (2000,2001)
  • Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers Prize, NEAC, London
  • John Kinross Scholarship to Florence, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
  • Manya Igel Fine Art Scholarship, NEAC, London
  • Andrew Grant Memorial Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Winner of the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize 2007
  • Bill Patterson Memorial Prize, NEAC, London
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