Portrait prize winner Shawn Mcgovern, James winner of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Ondaatje Portrait Award

Shawn Mcgovern, James

Sponsored by Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE OC and the Ondaatje Foundation, this generous prize of £10,000 is awarded for the most distinguished portrait of the year.

The Prize was launched in 1995 and took the form of a commission to paint H.M. The Queen, for the Society. From 1996, the Prize has taken the form of a cheque in addition to the Society’s

View winning portraits from previous years below.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

2017 – Shawn McGovern
2016 – Lantian D.
2015 – Brian Morris
2014 – Jennifer McRae
2013 – Mark Roscoe
2012 – Antony Williams
2011 – Tai-Shan Schierenberg Hon RP
2010 – Robin-Lee Hall RP

2009 – Anastasia Pollard RP
2008 – James Lloyd RP
2007 – Tom Coates RP
2006 – Saied Dai RP
2005 – John Wonnacott RP
2004 – Howard Morgan RP
2002 – Martin Yeoman