The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture is sponsored by Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE OC and the Ondaatje Foundation, this generous prize of £10,000 plus the Society’s Gold Medal 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.

The 2018 winner is James Hague with his portrait ‘Mette’

View winning portraits from previous years below.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

2018 – James Hague

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